The fellowship is balanced with individuals spending 50 percent of their time on research and the other 50 percent on clinical training. The formal, didactic education of the fellows occurs during all three years of training and contributes approximately seven hours each week to their educational program. Fellow attendance at these sessions is mandatory. Teaching conferences provide formal instruction in the basic science and clinical aspects of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. A quarterly Distinguished Lecturer Series in Reproductive Endocrinology allows fellows and faculty to interact with leading authorities in the field from across the country.
During the first year, the fellow is assigned to the Reproductive Endocrine Clinical Service. This first year provides an extensive, supervised experience in the full range of clinical problems in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
The first six months are spent learning both the clinical and laboratory skills of assisted reproduction. During this time, the early development of a basic science research project is undertaken, which will lead to a thesis. The second year fellow continues to participate in all conferences and structured educational activities of the division. The second six months are devoted to research.
The fellow is 100 percent devoted to research in the third year.