Fellowship: The Final Step in the Journey to Reproductive Endocrinology
Deciding to seek care with a fertility specialist is an important step to understanding your fertility and options for family building. All of the physicians at RMA of New York are dedicated to providing the best care for our patients and have spent many years in training to learn the art and science of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI).
In fact, it takes at least eleven years after graduating college to become an REI physician. The four years of undergraduate education are focused on pre medical studies which are then followed by four years of medical school and four years of OB/GYN residency. Following completion of residency, there are an additional three years of subspecialty fellowship training in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Upon completion of training, physicians become board certified in both OB/GYN as well as the REI subspecialty by passing both oral and written examinations.
Fellowship is the last step in the long journey of becoming a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. These three years are spent learning both the clinical and research components of REI and include intensive training in both male and female reproductive anatomy, endocrine systems, and advanced reproductive technology.
RMA of New York is fortunate to be affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to provide a fellowship training program to teach the next generation of physicians. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the breadth of REI by offering rotations in medical and pediatric endocrinology, genetics, embryology and minimally invasive reproductive surgery in addition to the core education provided at RMA of New York. While continuing to seek opportunities to increase access to care, RMA of New York has partnered with the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery to start a new rotation for our fellows.
RMA of New York is also committed to furthering the field by producing and presenting cutting edge research. In fellowship, 12-18 months of subspecialty training are devoted to clinical and basic science research. Mount Sinai provides endless opportunities for the fellows to engage in depth into basic science topics while also providing translational research aimed at furthering our understanding of advanced reproductive technologies to enhance our patient outcomes.
All of the physicians and fellows at RMA of New York have dedicated many years to become skilled reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists. We are committed to providing the best care to our patients and to providing education to the future generation of specialists.