A Passion for Genetic Technologies
The excitement of the Specialty lies in the clinician understanding the evolving human gene map and rapid technological advances, and then using these together with clinical skills and knowledge of inheritance and genetic mechanisms for the benefit of patients and families. 

Urgent cases do occur, often of prenatal diagnosis or diagnosis of neonates with abnormalities, but these are seldom out of working hours. 

The Clinical Genetics services are almost exclusively, if not entirely, NHS services with very little private practice work.