Resident Education Program

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ASRM is committed to facilitating and promoting the education of reproductive health professionals at all levels. As part of this mission, the Society develops and coordinates educational activities for resident physicians in training in reproductive medicine. This program also emphasizes understanding of complex topics, interaction with other disciplines, and psychosocial sequelae and ethical concerns in human reproduction. Residents are exposed to a variety of interactive educational methods and have an opportunity to network and interact with faculty experts in the specific topic of the day. 


ASRM has organized an education program consisting of two parts: 
  •  Medical Education: A series of educational sessions coupled with corresponding scientific symposia. On two days of the Scientific Congress, there will be interactive educational presentations corresponding to a symposium on each of those days. The activities will be evidence-based, free from bias, and independent of commercial influence. The discussions, which will utilize different learning pedagogies, will require advance independent study of articles, videos, or handouts relevant to the topic of ~20 minutes. Fifteen minutes are reserved at the end of these sessions for interaction with fellows who are also attending the sessions. 
  •  Networking/Interaction with Fellows: Fellows will attend the educational sessions as peer faculty. Learners are encouraged to ask questions about the fellowship interview process and the panelists’ experiences.

  • Procedure

    1. Residents will register online for the program during their regular registration process by checking YES on the invitation that will appear for all registrants who designate “resident” as their practice code. There is no charge for participation. 
    2. Registrants will receive an email two weeks in advance of the Scientific Congress with a link to materials to prepare for the learning sessions and symposia. 
    3. A boxed lunch is provided for learners Monday through Wednesday at the lunchtime learning sessions. 
    4. On Monday and Tuesday of the Scientific Congress, registrants will gather for an interactive learning session with a prominent medical educator and content expert(s) from the day’s corresponding symposium. Each day will employ an interactive learning modality that will require a small amount of advance preparation. Those sessions will include an opportunity to interact with current fellows throughout the session. Registrants are encouraged to attend the afternoon symposium corresponding to the day’s learning session on Monday and Tuesday. 
    5. On Wednesday, the session will be comprised of experiential breakout groups using the embryo transfer simulator and simultaneous, stand-alone interactive learning sessions on various topics. 
    6. After the Congress, registrants will receive a survey.

    Schedule - boxed lunch provided

    Monday, Oct 8

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm 
    (CCC 503-504)
    Resident Learning Session:
    Team-Based Learning

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    (CCC Four Seasons 2-4)

    MEFS Symposium: The Art and Science of What Embryo(s) to Transfer: Fresh or Frozen, Cleavage or Blastocyst, PGT-A or Not
    Content Expert:
    Suheil Muasher, M.D.
    Education Faculty:
    Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, M.D.

    Tuesday, Oct 9 

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    (CCC 503-504)
    Resident Learning Session:
    Case Discussions

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    (CCC 605)

    BRCA Mutations, DNA Repair, Reproductive Aging, and Fertility
    Content Expert: 
    Ertug Kovanci, M.D.
    Education Faculty: 
    Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D.

    Wednesday, Oct 10 

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    (CCC Expo Hall)

    Resident Learning Session:
    Simulation Demonstration and 

    Performing the Embryo Transfer

    Content Experts/Faculty:
    Keith Ray
    Richard Reindollar, M.D. 

    Education Faculty: 
    Ann J Davis, M.D. 

    Brought to you by the ASRM Education Committee, Ann J. Davis, M.D., Chair
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