Why Do Physicians Experience Genomics Education Gaps, and What Can We Do About It?


Of the many factors needed for the complete clinical uptake of personalized medicine and its use to improve health out comes, one of the most essential is the preparation of the clinical workforce. This includes ensuring that physicians and
other members of the health care team have the skills to use genomic information in practice. However, health providers face a number of challenges that may diminish their imperative and motivation for learning about and integrating such
information. Developers of genomics education and resources should be mindful of the barriers faced by health professionals, particularly physicians, and design resources that best fit their needs.

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