Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship

About the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) Fellowship

Our Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) Fellowship is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved three-year program designed to build a fellow’s clinical proficiency, research acumen, teaching abilities, and leadership skills. Our program is a partnership between Women & Infants Hospital and the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Our fellowship prides itself on emphasizing education over service. Our fellows are perceived and treated as colleagues with respect and with the goal of graduated autonomy and independent learning. Fellows have protected time and funding to attend national and regional conferences; have the ability to choose from a wide range of research opportunities across both the hospital and Brown campuses; receive teaching and mentoring; and are expected to be actively involved in teaching medical students and residents.

Women & Infants is an active tertiary care institution with over 8,000 deliveries a year and the nation’s only OB-GYN staffed emergency department with over 28,000 visits a year. The resident Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center (where fellows also see patients) gets over 23,000 visits a year. All four ACGME fellowships and an accredited breast surgery fellowship have active and collegial collaboration throughout the department. Fellows have access to the full range of resources of Brown University.

After completion of the three-year fellowship, fellows will have the requisite knowledge to pursue an academic faculty position and meet the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) certification requirements in REI. Our goal as educators is to prepare fellows for their desired career and to empower our graduates to advance the field of reproductive endocrinology through clinical, research and educational pursuits. Fellows in the program are regarded as colleagues and are considered a part of the team.

REI fellowship quick facts

    • Application deadline: June 15.
    • Fellowship start date: July 1 of the following year.
    • Contact: Sherri Quental, (401) 430-8467 or [email protected].
    • Location: Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Clinical experience at our fertility clinic

Dr. Carol Wheeler and fellow Dr. Meghan Ozcan, both involved with the reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship program | Women & Infants Fertility Center | Providence, RI
Dr. Carol Wheeler and fellow Dr. Meghan Ozcan.

The clinical REI component comprises 18-24 months of the fellowship and the research component typically comprises 12-18 months. The six-month elective block is tailored to meet the fellows’ individual learning needs and career interests and includes the option of domestic and international electives.

Fellows will have the opportunity to see patients and work alongside REI faculty at the Women & Infants Fertility Center and at the Resident Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center Clinic. From the onset of their training, fellows will be able to participate in core procedures including actual embryo transfers (not just simulated) and in vitro fertilization (IVF), as well as hysteroscopic, robotic and laparoscopic surgeries and advanced simulator training. Fellows will receive outstanding training in embryology and cutting edge laboratory procedures.

Fellows will also gain experience treating a diverse population of patients, including those seeking both elective and oncofertility preservation, LGBTQ+ individuals, and complex fertility issues. Fellows will also be exposed to the full range of reproductive endocrinology and infertility population including menopausal women and pediatric adolescent gynecology patients.

Women & Infants Fertility Center is the primary location for the fellowship, but fellows will also have rotations at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s hospitals.

Other highlights of the fellowship in reproductive endocrinology & infertility include the following.

  • Participation in reproductive urology rotations with nationally known reproductive urologists.
  • Formal education in genetics by board-certified faculty alongside exposure to highly experienced genetic counselors.
  • Close collaboration with our unique obstetric medicine division (internists who have done additional training in obstetric medicine) experienced in medical endocrinology, diabetes, thyroid disease, weight loss, etc.
  • Collegial culture that values fellows’ input and expertise.
  • Active participation in Journal Club collaboration across all fellowship programs in the region.

Salary and benefits

PGY 5-7 scale plus stipend for conferences, memberships and educational materials.

Application & eligibility

The REI Fellowship Program is a member of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and complies with and follows the NRMP guidelines. Applicants should be registered with the NRMP, have a state medical license and meet ABOG eligibility requirements.

Prospective fellows can apply to the REI Fellowship Program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The application deadline is June 15. Accepted applicants will start their fellowships the following year on July 1.

Faculty will contact candidate finalists for interviews, which generally take place between July and the third week of September.

Please contact the fellowship coordinator with any questions regarding deadlines, eligibility criteria and application requirements.

REI fellowship coordinator contact

Sherri Quental, REI academic coordinator

(401) 430-8467

[email protected].

Living in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the United States’ smallest state, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in personality. Providence, the capital of Rhode Island, is home to Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital, as well as other notable institutions such as the Rhode Island School of Design (a renowned arts schools) and Johnson & Wales (a well-known culinary institute).

Providence is known for an exceptional arts and food scene, New England architecture and small-city charm. Home to vibrant universities including Brown University and Johnson and Wales University and Culinary School, Providence has a diverse and vibrant pulse and atmosphere. Within an hour’s commute are many popular beaches and historic sites. Major East Coast urban centers, such as Boston and New York City, are also easily accessible.

Useful links

Meet our team: Read the bios of the Fertility Center’s current provider and fellowship team.

Brown University residency program: Visit our residency program section on Brown’s website.

Medical Education at Women & Infants Hospital: Learn more about the other fellowships and residencies offered at Women & Infants.

Life in Providence.

Rhode Island Hospital website.

Hasbro Children’s Hospital website.