PAGC was formed to promote genetics education, foster professional development, encourage communication and facilitate access to services in the state of Pennsylvania. Professional membership, participation and support is crucial to our success!
Access to Member Center with Exclusive PAGC Updates, News and Executive Board Announcements
Opportunities to Chair or Join PAGC Committees, Task Forces and Other Volunteering Opportunities
Participation and Voice in Shaping Your State GC Organization
Updates on Licensure Law and Renewal Requirements (Online Child Abuse Reporting Course)
Addition to the Member Directory & Distribution List
Notification about the PAGC Annual Spring Conference and Other Continuing Education Events
Discounts on Registration Fees for Local Conferences and Events
Contribution to the Advancement and Awareness of Genetic Counseling in PA
There are three general membership tiers. Eligibility and privileges are listed in the drop down boxes below. Individuals who have previously registered with the PAGC website must complete the membership process for PAGC membership in 2018.
Applicants who qualify for NSGC membership (per NSGC bylaws) must be NSGC members in good standing in order to be eligible for PAGC membership.
We plan to use membership funds to maintain and update the PAGC website, to support the PAGC Annual Spring Conference, to fund committees and, in the future, to provide travel scholarships for our conference and research mini-grants for PAGC members.
For those who are interested in receiving important updates from PAGC about genetic counseling in PA but are not currently eligible for active membership, please stay connected. Click here to share your information with PAGC.
ANNUAL FULL MEMBERSHIP $50
Eligible individuals hold a Masters degree from an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) accredited genetic counseling graduate training program residing in Pennsylvania.
Full members may attend all meetings, vote, serve on the Board of Directors, and serve on or chair committees.
ANNUAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP $25
Eligible individuals are active candidates or certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG), credentialed by Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission of International Society of Nurses in Genetics ("ISONG") or those who have a professional interest in genetic counseling residing in Pennsylvania.
Associate members may attend all open meetings and serve on committees. They shall not attend closed meetings, vote on motions or elections, serve on the Board of Directors, or be elected as officers or committee chairs.
ANNUAL STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - FREE
Eligible individuals are students actively enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) certified genetic counseling graduate program and also interested in living or working within Pennsylvania.
Student members may attend all open meetings and serve on committees. They shall not attend closed meetings, vote on motions or elections, serve on the Board of Directors, or be elected as officers or committee chairs.
New Membership Registration Process
The membership process is three easy steps that should take 10 minutes to complete: 1) Fill out the member profile; 2) Create a username/login; 3) Submit payment.
All three steps must be completed for your application to be considered. Upon successfully completing these steps, your information will be reviewed and we will approve access within 2-3 business days. You will be notified of approval via email.
Individuals who have registered this past year during the open enrollment window will continue to have access to the Member Center until the end of this calendar year (December 31, 2017).
Click on the box below to get started. The entire process should not take more than 10-15 minutes. If there are any questions, please let us know at PennsylvaniaGC@gmail.com.