College of Health Sciences

Genetic Counseling Alumni

More than 245 Arcadia alumni are working across the country as clinical counselors, researchers, laboratory counselors, executive directors, program directors, and patient advocates. They have achieved professional recognition in diverse genetic counseling roles in 30 states, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Our annual reunions regularly attract upwards of 70 people, and the connections these alumni share with students and recent graduates are powerful resources in forming a new career.

Results of the 2015 alumni survey found that graduates are very satisfied with their educational experience at Arcadia. Recent alumni rated “feeling prepared for their first genetic counseling position” at 4.5 on a 5 point scale. One alumna responded that her Arcadia education was a “great experience where I learned a lot and gained the skills to be successful in my career. I recommend this program to any interested student.”

The "Wall of Dots"

When a graduate secures a job, usually before graduation, a “dot” is placed on a wall in the Genetic Counseling house (shown in photo, above). The dots represent Arcadia University alumni across the country as well as the hospitals, clinics, labs, universities, and advocacy organizations at which they’re employed.

Making their mark on “the wall,” and in the field, is something all the students aspire to do. Allison Britt ’13M, now a genetic counselor for the division of genetics within the department of pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch, simply said, “I’m so proud to have a polka dot!”

Employment rates are high, with 100% of the graduates of the class of 2016 employed in the Genetic Counseling field by the time of their graduation.  Regular surveys show that employers are extremely pleased with the Arcadia graduates’ work ethic, knowledge, and performance. Many institutions employ multiple Arcadia graduates. 

Close up of the “Wall of Dots” during Fall 2012.

Employers by Location

Across the Nation

California
  • 23andMe (Mountain View)
  • Ambry Genetics (Aliso Viejo)
  • Children's Hospital (Los Angeles)
  • Helix (San Carlos)
  • Integrated Genetics (Northern California/Sacramento)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Natera (San Carlos)
  • University of California Davis MIND Institute (Sacramento)
Colorado
  • Children’s Hospital of Colorado (Denver)
Connecticut
  • Bridgeport Hospital (Bridgeport)
  • Danbury Hospital (Danbury)
  • Yale University (New Haven)
Delaware
  • A.I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington)
Florida
  • Integrated Genetics (Miami)
  • Integrated Genetics (Vero Beach)
  • Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital (Hollywood)
  • Sacred Heart Medical Group (Pensacola)
  • University of Miami (Miami)
Georgia
  • Wellstar Health System (Marietta)
Illinois
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago)
  • ARUP Laboratories
  • Integrated Genetics (Chicago)
  • Loyola University (Chicago)
  • Progenity (Chicago)
Maryland
  • Children’s National Medical Center (Kensington)
  • GeneDx (Gaithersburg)
  • Harvey Institute for Human Genetics (Baltimore)
  • Integrated Genetics (Linthicum)
  • Kaiser Permanente (MD & VA)
  • Medstar Franklin Square Maternal Fetal Assessment Center (Baltimore)
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore)
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda)
Massachusetts
  • Boston’s Children Hospital (Boston)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston)
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Boston)
  • Good Start Genetics (Boston)
  • University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center (Worcester)
Minnesota
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
Missouri
  • St. Luke’s Hospital (Kansas City)
  • University of Missouri Health Care (Columbia)
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Montana
  • Community Medical Center (Missoula)
New Hampshire
  • Ariosa Diagnostics (Bedford)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
New Jersey
  • Atlantic Health System -- Morristown Memorial Hospital (Morristown)
  • BioReference Laboratories/GenPath Diagnostics
  • Community Medical Center (Toms River)
  • Cooper University Hospital (Camden)
  • GeneDx
  • Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack)
  • Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center (Flemington)
  • Integrated Genetics at Kennedy Hospital (Blackwood)
  • Integrated Genetics at Virtua/Voorhees Hospital (Voorhees)
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper (Camden/Voorhees)
  • Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch)
  • New Jersey Department of Health (Trenton)
  • Overlook Medical Center (Summit)
  • Reprogenetics (Livingston)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers (New Brunswick)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers (Newark)
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (New Brunswick)
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center (West Orange)
  • St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (Paterson)
New Mexico
  • Perinatal Associates of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
New York
  • Ambry Genetics
  • BioReference Laboratories/GenPath Diagnostics
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip)
  • Herkimer County Public Health Nursing Service (Herkimer)
  • InformedDNA (Rochester area)
  • Mt. Sinai Downtown/Union Square (New York)
  • Natera
  • New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center (New York)
  • North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset)
  • Northwell Health
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital (Mineola)
  • PerkinElmer, Inc.
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo)
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt (New York)
Nevada
  • High Risk Pregnancy Center (Las Vegas)
North Carolina
  • Grifols (Raleigh)
  • Presbyterian Cancer Center (Charlotte)
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill)
North Dakota
  • Sanford Health (Fargo)
Ohio
  • Akron Children’s Hospital (Akron)
Oregon
  • Oregon Health and Science University (Portland)
Pennsylvania
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia)
  • Arcadia University (Glenside)
  • Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (Radnor)
  • Basser Center for BRCA, Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine (Philadelphia)
  • BioReference Laboratories/GeneDx
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Philadelphia)
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia)
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (Downingtown)
  • Geisinger Medical Center (Danville)
  • GeneDx
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Humana
  • InformedDNA
  • Integrated Genetics (Philadelphia)
  • Lancaster General Hospital (Lancaster)
  • Lankenau Hospital (Wynnewood)
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown)
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (Fort Washington)
  • Paoli Hospital (Paoli)
  • Penn Medicine (Philadelphia)
  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Hershey)
  • PerkinElmer, Inc.
  • Phoenixville Area Hospital Cancer Center (Phoenixville)
  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (Philadelphia)
  • St. Mary Medical Center (Langhorne)
  • St. Luke’s Hospital (Easton)
  • Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia)
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Wellspan Maternal Fetal Medicine (York)
  • Wills Eye Institute (Philadelphia)
Rhode Island
  • Ambry Genetics
  • Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (Providence)
South Dakota
  • Sanford Health (Sioux Falls)
Tennessee
  • Concert Genetics (Nashville)
  • ETSU Physicians and Associates (Johnson City)
Texas
  • Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/Baylor/Christus Santa Rosa (San Antonio)
  • Integrated Genetics (San Antonio)
  • NxGen Mdx (Dallas)
  • University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston)
Utah
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (Salt Lake City)
Virginia
  • ARUP Laboratories
  • Carillion Health System (Roanoke)
  • Inova Health Systems (Fairfax)
  • Lysosomal and Rare Disorders Research and Treatment Center (Fairfax)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
  • Verinata Health
Washington
  • Integrated Genetics (Seattle)
  • Valley Medical Center (Renton)
Wisconsin
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
  • Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital (Milwaukee)
  • The Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Washington, DC
  • Foundation Medicine

International

Australia
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne)
Canada
  • Hospital for Sick Children/Sick Kids (Toronto, Ontario)
New Zealand
  • Genetic Health Service of New Zealand