Overview of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Fellowship
- Approximately 5% of couples trying to establish a family encounter recurrent pregnancy loss.
- Advanced clinical and research training in RPL is thus needed given the high prevalence of this reproductive disorder and the limited evidence-based evaluation and treatment protocols which exist today.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System leads in patient care and education. The RPL Fellowship Training is enhanced by our comprehensive women’s health program, which includes all OB/GYN subspecialties.
The purpose of this program is to provide advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of early and recurrent pregnancy loss, with the ultimate goal of developing successful academic clinician-scientists in the field. Diagnosis and treatment of RPL comprise a skill set beyond what is taught in Obstetrics & Gynecology residency or in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility or Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowships. The program thus seeks to integrate clinical work with mentored research in basic, clinical, or translational research.