Reproductive Endocrinology

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center- Charleston, WV, Women and Childrens Hospital
DURATION: 1 month
OFFERED: July/ August/ September
STATUS: Elective


This course is designed to augment students' understanding of gynecologic endocrinology and infertility, to familiarize them with laboratory techniques used in evaluating such patients, and in assisted reproductive technologies (ART).


Students will participate in the work-up and care of patients with infertility, endocrine, or developmental disorders involving reproduction. The student will acquire a conceptual knowledge of the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms that cause these disorders, thus allowing them to formulate and participate in the evaluation and therapy of these patients.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Student evaluation by the instructors will be based on close supervision of daily performance and one of the following: A formal paper involving original work or literature review or assistance in establishing reproductive study modules which will be utilized by other students.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ROTATION REPORT TO: Suite 304, Women and Children's Hospital at 8:30 AM - Jennifer Cooperrider