#114 Matt Burgess on Australasia Genetic Counseling

Released Friday, 3rd January 2020
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Genetic Counselor Matt Burgess join the first episode of 2020 to talk about Australian genetic counseling and being a clinical science liaison. He built one of Australia’s most successful genetic counseling private practices in Melbourne. Matt provided versatile genetic counseling services using a broad scope of knowledge including hereditary cancer, neurogenetics, prenatal genetics, adult, pediatric and cardiac genetics. He earned a graduate degree in genetic counseling from the University of Newcastle and a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at The University of Melbourne. He is currently a Clinical Science Liaison at Baylor Genetics. Matt also hosts another genetics podcast, “Demystifying Genetics”, which makes this is episode part of my crossover series with other genetic podcasts.

On This Episode We Discuss:
Australian Genetic Counseling
Number of Genetic Counselors and Programs
Main Areas of Practice
Healthcare System Compared to the United States
Private v. Public Health Facilities
Insurance and Hospital Structures
Certification Process
Private Practices
Requirements to See A Genetic Counselor
Industry Speciality
Role of a Clinical Science Liaison
The Advantage of a Clinical Background
How to Support Sales Education

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