Baby DNA: Should We Pursue Whole-Exome Sequencing at Birth?

For the past five years or so, I’ve heard the following prediction echoed in classrooms, genetic counseling related social circles, and books I’ve read: “soon your baby’s genome will be sequenced and handed to you at birth!” I just ran into the sentiment while reading Genetic Twists of Fate by Stanley Fields, a nonfiction compilation…

Reassurance and Routines in Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Hello again, bloggie doggies! 🐶 I’ve had a wonderful and long week of being a wanna-be genetic counselor, and I’m excited to share all of those fun updates. Before I forget, I wanted to make sure I share that next week my blog will be published on Friday afternoon instead of sometime Thursday! That’s because…

The After-Mat(c)h

Well, pretty much everyone knows that I did not match this cycle. But let me say this. I really thought that if I didn’t match, I’d lose my whole following on this blog. People would say “Who wants to listen to her? She’s a multiple-time reject! She’s clearly unqualified!” Imagine my surprise when I logged…

Are There Pipettes Involved? An Intro to Lab Genetic Counseling

It’s the week of my Bay Path interview! We’re approaching six weeks left until Match Day, which is amazing. Almost time to start looking at housing and potential workplaces in my three city options. Until then, we’re all trying to entertain our minds with thoughts of our futures in GC, so this week I wanted…

The 33 Hour Day (UAMS Interview)

Happy Thursday again my friends! Like I alluded to last week, I had my UAMS interview last Thursday. And, it seems Thursday is becoming an increasingly significant day of my life, as I became Crisis Text Line’s Thursday Captain, instead of Friday. Also, as I mentioned last week, I got my 3rd and final interview…

Craniofacial Genetics & 1 Distinctive NICU Baby

Hello, this is Thursday night Laura who got behind writing her blog, which is why this is being published so late! I did get an interview offer today though– Bay Path University! It’s a hybrid/mostly online program, so I’ll be interviewing on Zoom sometime in March! This week I wanted to talk a little more…

I Lived Out of a Backpack for Three Days (OU Interview)

This past weekend I went out to Oklahoma City for my first interview of this application cycle. I had some fun, meet some people, and accrued some more interview tips and ideas. I also lived out of only my backpack because I flew United Basic Economy? Ready to hear all about it? Let’s get started….

Further In the Journey: Current GC Student Experiences

Hello again! No news again this week. I had been expecting news from Oklahoma University, but their notifications have been delayed to early March. There should be some things happening with other schools in the next week or so, so hang tight! This week I’m excited to share the experiences of four current GC school…

Geneticists, Genetic Counselors, and Me with my Bachelor’s in Genetics?

Happy New Year and welcome to the ever scary and exciting interview offer season. As of yet, there is no news. 😂 My husband is a 3rd grade teacher. In the age of scientific and technological advancement, teachers like him are actively encouraged to teach young students about scientific topics and related careers. To my…