Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme in Reproductive Medicine

Duration 12 months
Theory Online – (To be completed within 8 Months).
Simulation Training - 05 Days.
Clinical / Hospital Attachment - 15 - 45 Days.
Contact Program Once a Week.
Number of seats 15 per batch
Eligibility Criteria A person shall be eligible for admission to Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine only if he/she

  • has a MBBS Degree from a University established by law in India as recognised by the MCI ,
  • M.D. / M.S. (or its equivalent recognised degree) in Obstetrics & Gynecology from a University established by law in India and recognised by the MCI or any other University recognized by the Medical Council of India and declared as equivalent.
  • or DGO with 3 years experience.

IVF Fellowship Selection Criteria

Selection Purely based on Eligibilty and Merits
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Course Description

The Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine in India is a postgraduate program designed to equip medical professionals with the expertise required to address the complexities of reproductive health. This intensive course delves into a wide array of topics, including infertility diagnosis and management, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), endocrinology, and reproductive surgery. It is tailored for gynaecologists, obstetricians, and even andrologists, providing them with a holistic understanding of both male and female reproductive health.

The comprehensive nature of the Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine is what sets it apart. Spanning over a duration of one year, the curriculum encompasses a thorough combination of theoretical knowledge and practical exposure. Mentees delve into the intricacies of reproductive anatomy, endocrinology, and genetics, gaining a profound understanding of the factors influencing fertility. The program places a significant emphasis on assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), ensuring that they are well-versed in the latest advancements.

Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine includes attachment in specialized fertility clinics, where students work alongside and observe senior practitioners. This hands-on experience is invaluable, allowing aspiring reproductive medicine specialists to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. The curriculum is regularly updated to incorporate the latest research findings and technological breakthroughs, ensuring that participants are at the forefront of this rapidly evolving field.

Completion of the Fellowship program opens doors to a myriad of career opportunities. Graduates can choose to work in fertility clinics, research institutions, or even establish their own reproductive medicine practice. The program not only imparts technical skills but also hones communication and counselling abilities, vital for dealing with the emotional aspects of infertility.

The Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine in India is a transformative journey for medical professionals seeking to specialize in this dynamic and crucial field. It combines academic consistency with hands-on experience, creating a team of experts ready to contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of reproductive health. Aspiring professionals can embark on this journey with the assurance that they are not just gaining a qualification but becoming pioneers in shaping the future of reproductive medicine in India.

Curriculum

  • Introduction to Reproductive Medicine: Objectives, Eligibility, and Syllabus of the Course
  • Anatomy of the Female and Male Reproductive Organs and Endocrine Glands
  • Physiology of the Female and Male Reproductive System and Menstrual Cycle
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology of Sexual Differentiation and Inherited Disorders
  • Embryology of Gametogenesis, Fertilization, and Early Embryo Development
  • Pathology and Cytopathology of the Female and Male Reproductive Tract
  • Biochemistry and Metabolism of Neurotransmitters, Receptors, and Hormones
  • Research Methodology and Data Management in Reproductive Medicine
  • Immunology and Immune Disorders of Reproduction
  • Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics of Drugs Used in Reproductive Medicine
  • Epidemiology and Causes of Female and Male Infertility
  • Investigations and Diagnosis of Female Infertility
  • Investigation and Diagnosis of Male infertility
  • Management and Treatment Options for Female and Male Infertility
  • Gynaecological and Andrological Endocrinology and Its Applications
  • Reproductive Genetics and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Disorders of Sexual Development and Puberty
  • Disorders of Menstruation and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Andrology: Spermatogenesis, Sperm Abnormalities, and Endocrine Disorders
  • Andrology Laboratory: Semen Analysis, Sperm Function Tests, and Sperm Processing
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology: Evolution, Principles, and Techniques
  • Stimulation Protocols in ART- 1 Antagonist & Agonist Protocols
  • Stimulation Protocols in ART- 2 Mild Stimulation, Natural Cycle IVF
  • Stimulation Protocols in ART-3 PPOS, Luteal Phase Stimulation, Dual Stimulation
  • Stimulation Protocols in ART- 4 Use of Adjuvants GH, CoQ10, DHEA, Testosterone, Estrogen Priming
  • Luteal Phase support in ART
  • Embryology Laboratory: Culture Media, Oocyte Identification, Insemination, and Fertilization
  • Embryology Laboratory: Cleavage, Blastocyst, Hatching, and Embryo Grading
  • Embryology Laboratory: ICSI, Cryopreservation, and Vitrification
  • Ovum Pick Up and Embryo Transfer Procedures
  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening
  • Endometrial Receptivity Assay and Implantation
  • Implantation failure and recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Complications and Safety Issues of ART
  • Quality Control and Maintenance of the Embryology Laboratory
  • Ovarian rejuvenation and other experimental techniques
  • Ultrasound in Reproductive Medicine: Pelvic, Scrotal, Follicular, and Early Pregnancy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Invasive Procedures in Reproductive Medicine
  • Reproductive Surgery: Open, Laparoscopic, and Hysteroscopic
  • Reproductive Surgery: Microsurgery and Tubal Reconstruction
  • Third Party Reproduction: Oocyte, Embryo, and Sperm Donation
  • Third Party Reproduction: Surrogacy and Its Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Fertility Preservation: Social and Onco-Fertility
  • Psychosexual and Stress-Related Disorders in Reproduction
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects of Reproductive Medicine and ART

This course provides a strong foundation for individuals seeking a career in reproductive medicine by offering a comprehensive curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Graduates of this program will be well-equipped to contribute to advancements in the field, provide high-quality clinical care, and navigate the complex ethical and legal landscape of reproductive medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Do we have flexibility in the schedule for working professionals?

A: The program is designed to accommodate working professionals. While it is intensive, arrangements can be made for those balancing work commitments alongside the fellowship.

Q2. Do you provide study materials?

A: Yes. We offer comprehensive study materials to participants which include the 3 volume ART textbook by Dr. Kamini Rao and online self-study theory modules. These materials are curated to support learning objectives and provide a solid foundation in reproductive medicine.

Q3. Can international applicants apply for the Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine?

A: Yes, the program is open to both domestic and international applicants. However, the international students will be receiving only the institutional certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Q4. Is this fellowship program recognized by medical associations or regulatory bodies?

A: Yes, the Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine is recognized and accredited by relevant medical associations and regulatory bodies in India, ensuring the quality and credibility of the program.

Q5. Does the fellowship program offer any opportunities for research or publication?

A: Yes, participants may have the opportunity to engage in research projects and contribute to academic publications in the field of reproductive medicine. The program encourages scholarly activities to advance knowledge and understanding in the discipline.