Pathways in Reproductive Medicine

Differentiating yourself in the field of REI

Dates

From March 21st
until March 23rd
2019

Location

RMANJ Basking Ridge
140 Allen Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Is this course for you?

The Pathways in Reproductive Medicine course is designed for OB/GYN residents who have an interest in subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). The expert faculty comprised of REI subspecialists will provide participants with an in-depth look at the field with an emphasis on professional differentiation. These topics can be applied in residency to help you successfully match into fellowship and can be carried forward into fellowship and practice, setting you on a path for a successful career in reproductive medicine.

This year’s selection process is already taken place.
We hope that you will consider Pathways at a future time.

Learning Objectives

Understand the field

Understand the past, present, and future of the field of reproductive endocrinology

Recognize challenges

Recognize the contemporary challenges and opportunities facing reproductive specialist

Apply Strategies

Apply proven strategies to design innovative clinical research projects

Participate

Participate in a "real-world" mock fellowship interview and CV review

Day in the Life

Gain a "day in the life" overview of a Reproductive Endocrinologist

Network

Network with global leaders in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology

SCHEDULE

Thursday
March 21st

Building your REI Fellowship Application

 

6:30 - 7:45 AM - Breakfast at the Delta Hotel

7:45 AM - Shuttle from Hotel to Office

8:15 - 8:30 AM - Welcome and Course Overview
Dr. Jason Franasiak

8:30 - 10:00 AM - REI: Where We have been, and Where We are going
Dr. Richard Scott

10:00 - 10:30 AM - Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM - The Anatomy of the REI Application
Dr. Jason Franasiak

11:00 - 11:45 AM - The REI Application - What do Fellowship Director’s Look For?
Dr. Richard Scott

11:45 - 1:00 PM - Lunch - Questions and Answers

1:00 - 2:00 PM - How do Fellow Applicants distinguish themselves: It Starts with the Application
Dr. Ashley Tiegs

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Make the Most of Academic Preparation in Residency
Dr. Shelby Neal

2:30 - 3:00 PM - Coffee Break

3:15 - 3:45 PM - Recommendations - Letters and Phone Calls
Dr. Kathleen Hong

3:45 - 4:15 PM - Research: Risks & Rewards for Listing your Research Efforts on your Application CV
Dr. Richard Scott

4:15 - 4:30 PM - Wrap up: Discussion of Future Activities
Dr. Jason Franasiak

4:30 - 5:15 PM - Facility and Laboratory Tour

5:15 - 6:30 PM - Reception and Dinner catered by Il Monello

6:30 PM - Shuttle back to Hotel

Friday
March 22nd

Evaluating REI Fellowship Programs

 

7:00 - 8:10 AM - Breakfast at the Delta Hotel

8:10 AM - Shuttle from Hotel to Office

8:30 - 9:15 AM - REIs: Are there Different Flavors?
Dr. Emre Seli

9:15 - 9:45 AM - Clinical Training - Genuine Learning vs Service - How do you Evaluate the Balance?
Dr. Dan Kaser

9:45 - 10:15 AM - The Personal Statement: A Tool for Differentiation
Dr. Marie Werner

10:15 - 10:45 AM - The Academic Core - Lectures, Journal Club, Structured Reviews, Faculty Teaching Time
Dr. Marie Werner

10:45 - 11:00 AM - Coffee Break - Questions and Answers

11:00 - 11:30 AM - Laboratory Training in REI
Dr. Kathleen Hong

11:30 - 12:00 AM - Travel to Conferences, Grand Rounds, Professional Meetings, Research Meetings, and Review Courses: Where, how often do you Present or Teach
Dr. Julia Kim

Dr. Brent Hanson

 

12:00 - 1:15 PM - Lunch - March Fertility and Sterility Journal Club

1:15 - 1:45 PM - The Fellowship Research Program – What is Required, Expected, and Optimal?
Dr. Richard Scott

1:45 - 2:15 PM - Selecting a Research Mentor
Dr. Emre Seli

2:15 - 2:45 PM - Career Mentorship
Dr. Emre Seli

2:45 - 3:15 PM - The Ultimate Goal: Well Rounded but with a Strong Clinical or Research Niche
Dr. Jason Franasiak

3:15 - 3:45 PM - Coffee Break - Questions and Answers

3:45 - 4:00 PM - Putting it All Together - What are the Keys to Evaluating and Contrasting Fellowship Programs?
Dr. Richard Scott

4:00 - 4:15 PM - Preparing for the Interview
Dr. Richard Scott

4:15 - 4:45 PM - Interview Day: Tips, Tricks, and Questions to be Ready For
Dr. Kathleen Hong

4:45 PM - Shuttle to Hotel

6:00 PM - Bus to Liberty Science Center

7:00 PM - 10:00 pm- Liberty Science Center: Dinner and Exhibits

10:00 PM - Bus from Liberty Science Center to Hotel

Saturday
March 23rd

Interview Day

 

7:45 - 8:40 AM - Breakfast at the Delta Hotel

8:40 AM - Shuttle from Hotel to Office

GROUP 1

9:00 - 12:00 AM - Mock Interviews and CV Review

GROUP 2

9:00 - 10:30 AM - Lectures

Follow Up after the Interview Day
Dr. Dan Kaser

Building Your Professional Networkand Looking for a Job
Dr. Jason Franasiak

CV and Research Proposals
Dr. Jason Franasiak

10:30 - 12:00 AM - Embryology & Laboratory Hands on Session

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch - Questions and Answers

GROUP 1

1:00 - 2:30 PM - Embryology & Laboratory Hands on Session

2:30 - 4:00 PM - Lectures

Follow Up after the Interview Day
Dr. Dan Kaser

Building Your Professional Networkand Looking for a Job
Dr. Jason Franasiak

CV and Research Proposals
Dr. Jason Franasiak

GROUP 2

1:00 - 4:00 PM - Mock Interviews and CV Review

4:00 - 4:15 PM - Wrap Up

4:15 PM - Shuttle to Hotel

FACULTY

Jason M. Franasiak, MD, HCLD/ALD, FACOG
  • Conference Chair
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University
  • Attending Physician, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Kathleen H. Hong, MD, HCLD/TS, FACOG
  • Attending Physician, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Daniel J. Kaser, MD, FACOG
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University
  • Attending Physician, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Richard T. Scott, MD, HCLD, FACOG
  • Professor and Fellowship Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University
  • Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,  Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Emre U. Seli, MD
  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine
  • Research Director, IVI RMA Global
Marie D. Werner, MD, HCLD/ALD, FACOG
  • Attending Physician, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

This year's selection process is already taken place.
We hope that you will consider Pathways at a future time.

Any questions about the program or application should be addressed to Dr. Jason Franasiak at pathways@ivirma.com

Deadline for applications was January 1st, 2019

Fully Sponsored: Free of Cost

For residents accepted into the program, there will be no cost to the resident or residency program for participation (including travel, room and board).

Method of Participation

Since 2014 the Foundation for Embryonic Competence (FEC) has awarded nearly $2 million to support research and education in the field of REI.

Residents selected for participation will have all expenses covered including travel to and from the conference, hotel accommodations and meals.

This year's selection process is already taken place.
We hope that you will consider Pathways at a future time.

Last Year's
Pathways

ATTENDEES

STATES

SPEAKERS

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Jason M. Franasiak

MD, HCLD/ALD, FACOG

 

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Linnea R. Goodman

MD, FACOG

 

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Kathleen H. Hong

MD, HCLD/ALD, FACOG

 

v

Daniel J. Kaser

MD, FACOG

 

v

Thomas A. Molinaro

MD, MSCE, FACOG

 

v

George Patounakis

MD, PhD, FACOG

 

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William D. Schlaff

MD, FACOG

 

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Richard T. Scott

MD, HCLD, FACOG

 

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Emre U. Seli

MD

 

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Marie D. Werner

MD, HCLD/ALD, FACOG