OAGC Blog

OAGC Student Member Spotlight – Fall 2022

It’s October! The nights are cooler and pumpkin spice is everywhere you turn. Ohio’s genetic counseling students have been back in the classroom and in the clinics for over a month. What better ...

Surviving Graduate School – Tips from Current Students

It is still hot but it is September and the Ohio Genetic Counseling programs are back in full swing! Entering the world of graduate school is often overwhelming so we have asked seasoned students from...

OAGC Member Spotlight Fall 2022

We are well into the summer months and ready for fall. The new academic year is just around the corner. In our latest OAGC Member Spotlight genetic counselor Emily Wakefield discusses her role in trai...

Lessons Learned: What You Need to Know About Obtaining Authorization for Genetic Testing

If you have ever ordered genetic testing (and most of us have!) chances are you have received a denial from an insurance company. Confused? Frustrated? Not sure what the next steps are? OAGC members S...

OAGC Member Spotlight Summer 2022

The OAGC Social Media and Communication committee is proud to share this special member spotlight! Meet Paul Hudson, MS, CGC and president elect of OAGC. He has been super helpful with improving our w...

Congratulations 2022 Ohio Grads!

Blink your eyes and yes, it is May again! Along with blooming flowers and (finally!) more sunshine, it is graduation time! Our Ohio genetic counseling students will soon be our newest colleagues. Plea...

Transitioning from Germline to Somatic Genetics

There is no limit to where the skills of a genetic counselor may be used. See how her training and clinical experience helped Ohio genetic counselor Heather Mikesell make a successful transition to th...

OAGC Member Spotlight Spring 2022

Spring is just around the corner and change is in the air. Read the advice OAGC member Brandie Heald Leach has for those who may be considering a career change in our fourth OAGC Member Spotlight.

Find Your Fit: Considerations When Searching for a Job

An important thing to note is while you are thinking about how you are going to present yourself to potential employers, the job search and interview process are NOT about trying to make yourself a go...

You Asked – GCAs Answer!

Do you know someone who wants to be a genetic counseling assistant (GCA)? Are you thinking of adding a GCA to your team? Just curious about what a day in the life of a GCA looks like? You have come to...