Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship
A balanced program
Our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship trains experts in the diagnosis and management of problems impacting fertility and the reproductive endocrine system. Our fellows are also trained to design and execute high impact research in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Graduates of the three year program are leaders in all aspects of the field – clinical, surgical and research.
Year one: Emphasis on training in the care of REI patients
Our faculty clinics draw from a large catchment area and therefore our patients’ conditions span the breadth of REI. Fellows see our patients one-on-one under the supervision of faculty physicians. The fellow also gains comprehensive experience in office procedures.
The first-year fellow is also heavily involved in the in vitro fertilization service. This includes participation in both the clinical and laboratory components of this program with responsibility for protocol assignment and cycle monitoring, and an in-depth experience at performance of the technical aspects of in vitro fertilization including egg retrieval and embryo transfer. The fellow learns to manage complications that may arise from controlled ovarian stimulation and oocyte retrieval.
During the first year the fellow also chooses a research mentor and begins to develop a protocol for their thesis project – a requirement of ABOG board-certification.
Year two: Research is protected
The second year of the fellowship focuses on completing the required research thesis. The fellow has minimal clinical responsibilities during this time thus allowing the fellow to maintain and sharpen their clinical skills while maximizing the research experience.
Participation in a serious research program is important in developing special competence in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and in training future leaders in the field.
Year three: Finishing up and putting it all together
The fellow is expected to complete their research thesis while coming back to the office to hone their skills for independent practice. The third year fellow has some flexibility to tailor their experience for their projected post-graduate path.
Throughout all three years, the fellow participates in a variety of didactic sessions within the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Apply to the REI fellowship through ERAS®.
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Applications are accepted in ERAS December through May. All candidates with completed applications will be considered for interviews. Interviews are typically in August. The program fellowship coordinator will send interview invitations via email.
If you have any questions regarding the application and interview process please contact the program fellowship coordinator.
When applying through ERAS please submit the following documents for interview consideration:
- USMLE scores
- Personal statement
- Letter of reference from the chair or the director of your residency program
- Two additional letters of reference from physicians with whom you have worked
REI fellowship contact
Associate Program Director:
Kenan Omurtag, MD
Fellowship Coordinator: Sarah Dowling
660 S. Euclid, Mailstop 8064-37-905
St. Louis, MO 63110
phone: 314-273-1905 fax: 314-747-1490
More about REI at WashU:
- Visit the Fertility Center website to see our current fellows, physicians and clinical staff.
- Learn more about the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, including our research and patient care.
- See our calendar and resources for current fellows.