Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Fellowship
The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Fellowship program is an integral part of the REI division in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn). Our three-year program focuses on clinical activities in the first year and primarily on research in the following two years. Strengths of our program include genetics, pediatric and adolescent endocrinology, hands-on training in IVF, and training in techniques of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery.
Our goal is to provide training, with an emphasis on expertise in scientific investigation, that will prepare REI clinicians for a career in academic medicine. Whether academic or clinical practice paths are ultimately chosen by graduates of our program, both require the ability to practice REI competently and to function as independent investigators capable of conducting, evaluating, and applying results of relevant scientific research and literature.
Fellows are trained to become specialists and consultants by learning the appropriate application of currently available diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in clinical REI. Fellows will be trained as researchers via the combination of two significant resources: the Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP) and the extensive, well-funded research opportunities with clinical and basic scientists in Ob/Gyn and other departments, including Cell Biology and Genetics.
The CSTP, a multidisciplinary, didactic program provides young investigators the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent clinical researchers. This structured program, in combination with the availability of research mentors who have a proven record of collaboration with clinicians at Baylor, will allow fellows to become physician scientists. Collaborating with the CSTP, fellows will be encouraged to obtain a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation or a Masters Degree in Public Health during the fellowship training period.