ASRM Today – Misconceptions About Genetic Counseling with Jill Fischer



The role of genetic counseling in reproductive medicine is complicated. There are misunderstandings about how genetic counseling works. In this episode, Jill Fischer, the Director of the Genetic Counseling program at Kean University discusses misconceptions about genetic counseling.

Ms. Fischer earned her MS in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1993 and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Her graduate thesis laid the groundwork for her to establish the role of the genetic counselor in assisted reproductive technologies (ART), specifically preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). Ms. Fischer is the former Director of Clinical Genetics Services of Reprogenetics and a co-founder of Recombine. Currently, she is the Director of the new Kean University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. In 1996, Fischer founded the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Infertility Special Interest Group (SIG). She is a founding member and past chair of the ASRM Genetic Counseling Professional Group. Ms. Fischer is an international speaker and serves in various advisory roles including being a past member of the NSGC Board of Directors.

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