Fellows will be have protected education time to attend all conferences and educational experiences.
Fellowship faculty and invited speakers will teach the fellows the objectives outlined in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Guide to Learning In Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility through weekly problem-centered didactics. Multiple choice examinations based on the curriculum will be offered for fellow self-assessment towards passing the REI Qualifying Exam (written boards).
Fellows will select and develop a brief weekly presentation on a topic, question or learning objective of their choice that demonstrates the fellows’ ability to provide evidence based patient care and engage in life-long learning. Faculty actively participate in these presentations and help prepare the fellow for passing the REI Certifying Exam (oral boards).
Fellows will participate in our weekly IVF Team Meeting by presenting patient plans and participating in discussion regarding patients in the practice. The weekly IVF team meeting is a collaborative divisional meeting attended by our faculty, residents, IVF coordinator, financial planner and our nursing and IVF lab team members. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of safe, cost-effective, ethically appropriate and optimized medical care for individuals and couples seeking IVF. They will gain experience with managing a large breath of diagnoses from infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, minimizing genetic disorders in offspring, elective fertility preservation, fertility preservation due to cancer or gender-affirming hormone therapy and third party reproduction.
Fellows will attend the Department sponsored monthly Fellows Friday Conference. This is a unique conference loved by fellows which is led by the Departments' educational specialist, fellowship faculty and fellowship program directors across all the OBGYN sub specialties: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecology Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Fellows will learn core research curriculum, receive coaching on scientific writing and scholarship and explore personal and professional development through topics such as wellness, mentoring, networking, composing a Curriculum Vitae (CV), searching for a job, interviewing and negotiating a contract.
Fellows will participate in a quarterly REI Journal Club meeting where the fellows, faculty and lab team engage in critical discussions of notable historic and newly published manuscripts that advance our practice.
Fellows will participate in our quarterly Quality Assessment Conference by presenting and leading team discussions with the goal of identifying system changes that improve patient safety and care.
Fellows will have the opportunity attend national REI fellow conferences including the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) REI Fellows Symposium, National Institute for Child Heath and Development (NICHD) Young Investigators Conference on Maternal-Fetal-Neonatal-Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) embryo transfer simulation certificate course, Society for Reproductive Surgeons-Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Surgical Boot camp and the Oncofertility Consortium Fellows Education Day as well as at least one annual national or international REI conference.