ELECT EOREI - Reproduction Endocrinology and Infertility
Elective Director(s): David Vandermolen, M.D. Phone: 318 841-5800
Senior Clerkship Director: Mila Shah-Bruce, M.D. Phone: 318-675-5379
Duration of Elective: Two weeks.
Location of Elective: Ark-La-Tex Fertility and Reproductive Medicine/Willis Knighton Medical Center
Maximun number of students: 1.
Minimum number of students: 1.
Course Code: EOREI
Primary Goals of Elective:
To obtain an advanced understanding of clinical, surgical, and assisted reproductive technology care of reproductive
endocrinology and infertility patients.
1. (P, MK) Perform efficient and comprehensive history and physical exams.
2. (P,MK) Understand the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian-endometrial axis and applies that understanding to logical history,
exam, differential diagnosis, and diagnostic evaluations.
3. (PBL&I) Understand and review the outcome measures used in reproductive medicine including various types of pregnancies
and rates, outcome measures for various treatments including controlled ovarian hyperstimulation and in vitro fertilization, and
outcome databases such as that of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) for in vitro fertilization outcomes.
4. (SBP) Understand the use and coordination of other care providers in preconceptual care and perioperative care.
5. (I&CS) Learn and demonstrate the effective and sensitive communication skills required in taking reproductive histories and
exams, discussing reproductive care options, and in discussing and informing patients of reproductive care outcomes, positive
6. (PC) Apply appropriate evaluations and treatments for reproductive health conditions, medical, surgical, and with assisted
7. (MK) Understand the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, laboratory and imaging evaluations, roles of medical and surgical
therapies, and of assisted reproductive technologies, and when each are applicable to problems of abnormal puberty, abnormal
menses, hyperprolactinemia, hyperandrogenism, PCOS, endometriosis and pelvic pain, recurrent pregnancy loss, infertility, and
Resources for Learning:
Participating faculty: Dr. David Vandermolen
Residents on rotation will provide case based learning discussions
Students will observe office care, surgical care, and assisted reproductive technologies including reproductive laboratory
Text: Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, 8th Ed. Fritz and Speroff
The medical student will be evaluated by the faculty and/or residents who are assigned to rotation during the same time as the
medical student. The evaluation will be done using a standardized competency form based on the above objectives.
The course is pass/fail.
HOURS PER WEEK
CONF HRS WARD HRS LAB HRS LIBRARY HRS
OR HRS CLINIC HRS LECTURE HRS READING HRS
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: