Gynaecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility/RCPSC
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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 2018-2020 fellowship by March 31, 2017.
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 Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health 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.
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.