What is a Reproductive Endocrinologist?
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
defines Reproductive Endocrinologist as "a specialist in
obstetrics and gynecology who is capable of managing
complex problems relating to reproductive
endocrinology and infertility, and whose current
professional activity involves the practice of
reproductive Endocrinology in a setting wherein
essential diagnostic and therapeutic resources are
available and being used appropriately."
What does it mean to be board certified in Obstetrics
To be certified in the specialty of Obstetrics and
Gynecology by ABOG, a physician must:
- Successfully complete four years of training in
Obstetrics and Gynecology, after graduation from
an accredited medical school.
- Pass a written examination in Obstetrics and
- Pass an oral examination in Obstetrics and
Gynecology, after a minimum of one year of
independent specialty practice.
What does it mean to be board certified in
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility?
To be Certified in the subspecialty of Reproductive
Endocrinology and Infertility by ABOG, a physician must
- Successfully complete two to three years of
additional subspecialty training in Reproductive
Endocrinology and Infertility.
- Pass a second written examination in
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- Pass a second oral examination in reproductive
endocrinology and infertility, after a minimum of
one year in independent subspecialty practice.
- Examination includes a critical review of the
management of all patients for whose care the
candidate had primary responsibility during the
- Successful candidates must demonstrate the
capability to manage complex problems relating
to Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and
be judged to possess the scientific training
necessary to advance knowledge in this evolving
subspecialty, to evaluate new concepts, and to
interpret their supporting data.
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