Early Pregnancy. Roy G Farquharson & Mary D. Stephenson, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology & Infertility. Mark A Fritz & Leon Speroff, eds. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.

Additional Educational Activities

Fellows’ Lecture Series

This weekly conference covers a wide array of topics including maternal medical and obstetric disorders, fetal disorders, IVF, genetics, etc. Research faculty in OB/Gyn also present on research methods, statistics, and other topics relevant to supporting the development of fellows’ research skills.  The fellow is encouraged to attend relevant lectures.
Intensive Clinical Research Methods Summer Program
This is a three-day intensive clinical research methods course sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science offered in August.  This course discusses research methods, examines the best approaches to clinical research, outlines the steps required for conducting clinical research, provides instruction on critiquing peer-reviewed articles, and reviews the ethical considerations of clinical research including requisite IRB approval and HIPAA requirements.  The course is conducted over a three-day period, for six hours per day.  Course content is designed to aid clinicians in incorporating research into their clinical practice.  Previous course videos are available on their website:  http://www.uic.edu/depts/mcam/CCTS/REACH/index.shtml

Interactive REI Rounds

The RPL fellow will participate with the REI clinical faculty in the education of residents and medical students currently on REI or RPL rotations.  REI/RPL topics, recent publication and patient reviews will be presented with the goal of helping trainees build and develop clinical acumen, medical knowledge, and patient care skills.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds occur each Friday from 2-3pm, and are attended by all faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students on OB/Gyn rotations.  Presenters for Grand Rounds include invited distinguished faculty from other Universities and other departments across campus, as well as UIC faculty, fellows, and senior residents.  The RPL fellow is expected to attend regularly.

Morbidity & Mortality

M&M occurs weekly on Fridays from 3-4pm.  Unique or complex cases are presented to all faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students (on OB/Gyn rotations), and cases are discussed by the group to determine best course of treatment.  The RPL fellow is expected to attend regularly.

Gynecologic Ultrasound
This monthly didactic occurs Friday mornings and reviews ultrasounds and provides advanced training in the interpretation of ultrasounds.

Exxcellence in Clinical Research

This week-long training by the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care provides an intensive introduction to epidemiology, research methods, and data analysis.