The Fellowship Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine was initiated in 2003. Currently, one fellowship position is filled per calendar year. This three-year fellowship is roughly divided into two 18-month segments.
The first half of the fellowship, trainees spend most of their time working in one or more of a number of basic science settings on the medical school campus in Chicago. In some cases, the trainee may also find opportunities for basic science training on the main Northwestern campus in Evanston.
The trainee will also be enrolled in the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation curriculum at Northwestern during the first half of the fellowship training. This curriculum provides in-depth training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and experimental design. This very rigorous program leads to a master's degree.
The second half of the program consists primarily of clinical training. Trainees are provided the opportunity to master all of the clinical teaching goals as outlined by the Board in both the clinical and operating room settings. The unit also has a busy and successful in vitro fertilization program, which carries out approximately 500 oocyte retrievals per year. Fellowship applicants are encouraged to view our summary statistics on the SART page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program match and adhere rigidly to the rules governing the match. No other formal application is required except that interested applicants should forward a short personal statement describing their background and their reasons for wanting to carry out fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Jared C. Robins, MD
Housestaff Research Portal
Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.