Jun 18, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

2 credits

Primary Goals of Elective:


To obtain an advanced understanding of clinical, surgical, and assisted reproductive technology care of reproductive

endocrinology and infertility patients.


Specific Objectives:


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

and negative.

6. (PC) Apply appropriate evaluations and treatments for reproductive health conditions, medical, surgical, and with assisted

reproductive technologies.

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

menopause conditions.


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.









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