Pathways in Reproductive Medicine

Differentiating yourself in the field of REI


From March 10th
until March 11th


RMANJ Basking Ridge
140 Allen Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Thank you for your interest in Pathways in Reproductive Medicine!

The Pathways course has been an immense success with a high percentage of participants matching into REI Fellowship programs across the country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to postpone the 2021 course. We are delighted to announce the return of Pathways with an in-person 2023 course. As always, I wish you the best on your journey towards Reproductive Medicine.


Jason M. Franasiak, MD, HCLD.

Pathways Course Director

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.

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 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 with global leaders in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology


Day 0

Thursday, March 9th



All day arrivals and check in at the Marriott Hotel in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Day 1

Friday, March 10th

Building your REI
Fellowship Application


6:45 - 7:30 AM - Breakfast at
the Bridgewater Marriott hotel

7:30 - 8:00 AM - Shuttle from Hotel to Office

8:00 - 8:15 AM - Welcome to Pathways
Dr. Antonio Pellicer

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

8:30 - 9:00 AM - REI: Where We have been, and Where We are going – Dr. Thomas Molinaro

9:00 - 9:30 AM - The Anatomy of the REI Application – Dr. Jason Franasiak

9:30 - 9:45 AM - Coffee Break

9:45 - 10:15 AM - The REI Application - What do Fellowship Directors Look For? Dr. Marie Werner

10:15 - 10:45 AM - How do Fellow Applicants distinguish themselves: It Starts with the Application Dr. Stephanie Wilson

10:45 - 11:15 AM - Make the Most of Academic Preparation in Residency Dr. Hayley Genovese

11:15 - 11:45 AM - Recommendations. Letters and Phone Call Dr. Pavan Gill

11:45 - 12:45 PM - Lunch - Questions and Answers 

12:45 - 1:15 PM - Research: Risks & Rewards for Listing your Research Efforts on your Application CV Dr. Bat-Sheva Maslow

1:15 - 1:45 PM - The Academic Core-Lectures, Journal Club, Structured Reviews, Faculty Teaching Time
Dr. Bat-Sheva Maslow

1:45 - 2:15 PM - Laboratory Training in REI Dr. Kathleen Hong 

2:15 - 2:30 PM - Coffee Break

2:30 - 3:00 PM - Travel to Conferences, Ground Rounds, Professional Meetings, Research and Review Courses: Where, How Often Do You Present or Teach
Dr. Leah Roberts

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Preparing for the Interview Dr. Jason Franasiak

3:30 - 4:00 PM - Interview Day: Tips, Tricks, and Questions to be Ready For
Dr. Cheri Margolis

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Facility and Laboratory Tour (Fellows)

5:00 - 5:30 PM - Shuttle back to the Hotel

6:00 PM - Reception and Dinner at the Marriott Hotel

Day 2

Saturday, March 11th

Evaluating REI
Fellowship Programs


6:45 - 7:30 AM - Breakfast at
the Bridgewater Marriott hotel

7:30 - 8:00 AM - Shuttle from Hotel to Office

8:00 - 8:45 AM - The Fellowship Research Program-What is Required, Expected, and Optimal? – Dr. Emre Seli

8:45 - 9:00 AM - Selecting a Research Mentor – Dr. Emre Seli

9:00 - 9:30 AM - REIs: Are there different flavors? – Dr. Emre Seli

9:30 - 9:45 AM - Career Mentorship – Dr. Emre Seli

9:45 - 10:15 AM - Coffee Break - Questions and Answers

10:15 - 10:45 AM - Career Mentorship –
Dr. Emre Seli
The Personal Statement: A Tool for Differentiation – Dr. Michael Simoni

10:45 - 11:15 PM - Clinical Training-Genuine Learning vs Service-How do you Evaluate the Balance? – Dr. Michael Simoni

11:15 - 12:30 PM - Lunch 



12:30 - 2:00 PM - Mock Interviews and CV Review

2:00 - 2:30 PM - Follow Up after the Interview Day Dr. Jason Franasiak

2:30 - 3:00 PM - Building Your Professional Network and Looking for a Job Dr. Jason Franasiak

3:00 - 3:30 PM - CV and Research Proposals Dr. Jason Franasiak


12:30 - 1:00 PM - Follow Up after the Interview Day Dr. Jason Franasiak

1:00 - 1:30 PM - Building Your Professional Network and Looking for a Job Dr. Jason Franasiak

1:30 - 2:00 PM - CV and Research Proposals Dr. Jason Franasiak

2:00 - 3:30 PM - Mock Interviews and CV Review


3:30- 3:45 PM - Coffee Break - Questions and Answers

3:45 - 4:15 PM - The Ultimate Goal: Well Rounded but with a Strong Clinical or Research Niche Dr. Jason Franasiak

4:15 - 4:45 PM - Putting it All Together - What are the Keys to Evaluating and Contrasting Fellowship Programs?
Dr. Jason Franasiak

4:45 PM - Shuttle back to the Hotel

Vouchers provided towards dinner
at the Bridgewater Marriott hotel

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

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

If you want to apply for this program please follow this link:

Any questions about the program or application should be addressed to Dr. Jason Franasiak at [email protected]

Deadline for applications is January 1st, 2023