Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

The three-year program in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI)  provides broad clinical training in reproductive medicine, offers research exposure in reproductive biology both through Women & Infants Hospital and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility’s laboratories and those at Brown University, and helps develop teaching skills with the expectation that fellows will prepare to be a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR), or Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) scholar.

The last half of the fellowship prepares fellows to apply to these programs or other National Institutes of Health (NIH) K-level mentored research programs. Women & Infants is the primary location for the fellowship with a satellite facility in Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Fellows rotate through other services at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals as well as additional minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts to supplement the endoscopic and robotic training at  Women & Infants Hospital.

After three years, fellows will have the requisite clinical skills, research experience, and educational training to pursue an academic faculty position, and sufficient knowledge to meet the requirements for ABOG certification of special competence in REI. As part of their training in preparation for an academic career, fellows will participate in the national reproductive medicine community as associate members in the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation.

Prerequisites

ABOG eligibility and state medical license

Program Curriculum

  • Research/didactic component – 18-24 months
  • Clinical REI component – 12-18 months

Salary and Benefits

PGY 5-7 scale plus stipend for conferences, memberships, and educational materials.

Admission

The REI Fellowship Program is a member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and complies with and follows the NRMP guidelines. Applicants must register with the NRMP.

Applications to the REI Fellowship Program must be submitted through the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (SOCREI) website (http://www.socrei.org/detail.aspx?id=3146). Upon receipt of an applicant’s SOCREI application, a supplemental application (can be linked for download here) will be forwarded and the following additional items will be requested:

  • A current CV
  • A current photograph
  • Photocopies of CREOG and USMLE Step 3 scores
  • A recommendation letter from a Reproductive Endocrinologist who knows the applicant and can offer information that is not on the applicant’s CV
  • Photocopies of licensure certificates, ECFMC certificate, and other pertinent documents
  • If foreign graduate, notarized translation of diploma and licensure

 

The deadline for completed applications is July 1 of each year, with those applicants being considered for the following year’s start date of July 1.

Completed applications are reviewed and candidates are contacted for interviews, which generally take place between July and the third week of September.