This course allows an in-depth exposure to basic and clinical reproductive endocrinology. The setting is primarily ambulatory, with the student working closely with the faculty and the endocrine resident in the evaluation and treatment of infertility, hormonal imbalance, menstrual disorders, hirsutism, PCOS and other endocrine disorders, and male factor infertility. The student participates in the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Gamete Intra Fallopian Tube Transfer (GIFT) Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, and operative laparoscopy procedures. Half a day every week, the student works with patients to become familiar with the evaluation and management of osteoporosis. The diagnosis and management of male infertility and assisted conception is studied during half day sessions. The student learns to perform ultrasounds for following patients with ovulation induction, hysterosalpingograms. There may also be an opportunity to work in a private practice reproductive endocrinology practice.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018