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
and Gynecology?

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
    preceding year.
  • 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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