The UCSF Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Fellowship Program is a three-year training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The fellowship is a broad-based clinical and research fellowship with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational training and research. While UCSF has always had strength in molecular biology and reproductive physiology, the recruitment of Dr. Cedars into leadership has enabled the development of an REI division and fellowship that span the breath of REI training from basic, to translational, to clinical, to epidemiological. The experience of the fellows has dramatically changed. The focus is on training academic physicians who can participate, and lead, interdisciplinary translational and clinical research. Briefly, all fellows are expected to participate in both basic and clinical research training within a common topical area so that they may play a key role in the future of scientific advancement by a true ability to “translate” the two languages of basic and clinical, enhancing productivity and the role of the clinician scientist.
The revised fellowship program also includes clinical experience in pediatric and adult gynecological endocrinology, infertility and advanced reproductive technology, reproductive surgery, formal coursework and seminars, and a rigorous investigative program in both basic and clinical reproductive biology.
The UCSF Pathways to Discovery Program is a unique program open to all UCSF professional students, residents, fellows, and postdoctoral researchers. Five pathways were established in 2008, with the goal of facilitating motivated learners in developing the knowledge, skills, and experience to contribute to health beyond the care of individual patients. The pathways include: Clinical and Translational Research; Global Health; Health and Society; Health Professions Education; and Molecular Medicine.