Gynaecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility/RCPSC
LAST UPDATED SEP 5 2019
Dr. Kimberly Liu
Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, University of Toronto/Mount Sinai Hospital
Tel: (416) 586-4800 x 8178
Site: Mount Sinai Hospital
Application Deadline: Submit Application Form for the 2021-2022 fellowship by March 31, 2020.
To All Applicants:
If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2018-MPA-Specialities-Matching-Service.pdf.
Gynaecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (GREI) is a two-year program, accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It is designed to provide clinical and research training in Reproductive Sciences for candidates who are committed to an academic career.
The program is based out of the Mount Sinai Fertility at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to extensive training in management of tertiary problems of reproductive endocrinology, endoscopic surgery as well as advanced assisted reproductive technologies and embryology (IVF and ICSI), the strength of the program is the depth and breadth of ongoing clinical and basic research within the division.
The first year focuses on clinical training in the management of complicated problems of GREI as well as cycle monitoring for ovulation induction, controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and IVF/ICSI as well as surgical treatment (with an emphasis on endoscopy). A full course in statistics and clinical study design takes place in the first year. The first year is split between ambulatory GREI clinics, ART rotations and research.
In the second year, a more advanced exposure to all aspects of tertiary fertility treatments and ART occurs. At the end of this, the fellow is expected to be able to function independently as a clinician. Off-site rotations in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, endocrinology and male infertility are each 1 month blocks in 2nd year. The remainder of the second year is devoted to completion of the research project.
Candidates who are interested in a 3rd year can pursue a Master’s degree through the CIP program. Support would be conditional on acceptance into the CIP program and funding from the Departmental CIP Grant. Candidates who are interested in pursuing this should speak to the Program Director, Dr. Kimberly Liu, in more detail regarding the opportunities and requirements.
Independent research begins in year one and continues throughout the second year. Research time is introduced early in training to allow the fellow adequate time to develop an independent research project and apply for funding for this project as well.
Throughout the fellowship, the fellow attends a half-day longitudinal clinic each week where they see their own patients, under supervision of a staff physician. Fellows will have one month of elective time each year. Surgical experience is longitudinal throughout both years. A 2 year academic curriculum consists of CFRH Rounds, journal club and regular academic sessions for fellows.