Genetic medicine is increasingly being incorporated into primary care predominately in preventive activity. Further, minority populations in the USA, as in other countries, are exposed to health disparities in many aspects of health service provision. Genetic medicine is in danger of amplifying these disparities. This could be counteracted by improving the genetic competency of Primary Care Providers (PCP). In the US, these providers include family doctors, general internists and paediatricians. Objectives of this qualitative study included:
(1) Map current genetic activity for minority populations within primary care/community setting in the US.
(2) Critically appraise skills, attitude and knowledge of primary care/community health professionals currently fulfilling a genetic role with underserved populations.