The University of Colorado's Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology is designed to provide a balanced educational experience for all fellows. The structure of this fellowship program emphasizes diverse opportunity and maximum flexibility to accommodate the interests and needs of each fellow. There is formal educational experience in associated disciplines such as medical endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, male infertility and microsurgery, and ultrasonography. Fellows will have extensive and supervised experience in the broad clinical practice of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
The fellowship also provides a graduated and structured research experience which has the potential to be either in clinical or basic science areas. Formal and ongoing research mentorship is provided b y both reproductive endocrinologists in the Division as well as basic scientists in the Division of Basic Reproductive Science in our Department.
Structural didactic conferences including REI case conferences are held on a weekly basis, and the fellow's schedules in all years will prioritize these conferences over service responsibilities. The first year of fellowship will focus on clinical experience in reproductive endocrinology as well as associated disciplines such as medical endocrinology. Fellows will be exposed to research conferences and will participate in ongoing dialogue to help develop a research thesis.
Fellows will develop their own continuity clinic beginning in the first year and will follow a cohort of patients in their continuity clinic throughout all three years of fellowship. The second year will be 90% protected for research with the anticipation that the fellow will complete much of the work required for the thesis project during this year. In the second year formal courses are required in biostatistics as well as molecular biology; additional courses are available to fellows depending on their customized program. The third year will include 60% protected time which may be used to promote the research goals of the fellow.