• Context.Genomic medicine is revolutionizing patient care. Physicians in areas as diverse as oncology, obstetrics, and infectious disease have begun using next-generation sequencing assays as standard diagnostic tools. Objective.To review the role of pathologists in genomic testing as well as current educational programs and future training needs in genomic pathology. Data Sources.Published literature as well as personal experience based on committee membership and genomic pathology curricular design. Conclusion.Pathologists, as the directors of the clinical laboratories, must be prepared to integrate genomic testing into their practice. The pathology community has made significant progress in genomics-related education. A continued coordinated and proactive effort will ensure a future vital role for pathologists in the evolving health care system and also the best possible patient care.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology