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Away Rotation Guidelines for Residents Interested in REI Fellowship

Elective Description

The clinical elective rotation in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of South Florida (USF) and Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) Tampa Bay, offers residents the opportunity to experience clinical practice in a busy, private practice infertility clinic, reproductive surgery at large teaching hospital (Tampa General Hospital), and basic science research at a new state-of-the-art research lab located in the USF Morsani Water Street medical school building. Participating residents will attend weekly didactics, perform office-procedures at the Fibroids and Endometriosis Center, perform minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and experience the day to day in a busy infertility clinic. Under the mentorship of an experienced faculty member, the resident will be assigned a research project, book chapter, or manuscript review during the rotation, and will be expected to give a presentation at the end of the rotation.

Elective Objectives

  • The resident will advance their understanding of a topic in the field of REI through review of the literature and give a presentation on that topic at the end of their rotation.
  • The resident will be able to perform office procedures such as saline ultrasound, hysterosalpingogram, intrauterine insemination, and office hysteroscopy.
  • To understand the role of minimally invasive reproductive surgery in the field of infertility.
  • To explore the basic science principles that form the foundation of the field of REI.
  • The resident will be able to critically review a manuscript under evaluation for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal (only if available)
  • The resident will be able to prepare an appropriately referenced scholarly work during the rotation (only if available)

Application Requirement

  • Completion of the GME Application Packet in full
  • Updated CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. One must be from the residency program director or his/her associate stating that you are in good academic standing with your program and that you have been approved to participate in an away rotation for the desired dates.
  • Personal Statement with clear description of your goals during the away rotation (1 page or less).
  • Residents must attend an ACGME-accredited residency program located in the United States.

Complete application package must be received at least 3-5 months before the planned rotation. Please read the full directions on the Visiting Resident website.

Application Fee

  • $250 due to GME

Contact for more information

  • Carmela Villanueva
    Academic Services Administrator
    Graduate Medical Education

Schedule Template Example

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 AM SGF - ART Procedures SGF - ART Procedures Didactics SGF - ART Procedures SGF - ART Procedures
PM SGF - ART Procedures SGF - ART Procedures CFERT (Fibroids) SGF - ART Procedures SGF - ART Procedures
Week 2 AM SGF - ART Procedures SGF - ART Procedures Didactics SGF - ART Procedures SGF - ART Procedures
PM Shadow Consults (RS)* Shadow Consults (CS)* CFERT (Fibroids) Shadow Consults (SP)* Shadow Consults (AI)*
Week 3 AM TGH - Surgeries (AI) CFERT (Endometriosis) Didactics TGH - Surgeries (EM) TGH - Surgeries (EM)
PM TGH - Surgeries (AI) CFERT (Endometriosis) Research time TGH - Surgeries (EM) TGH - Surgeries (EM)
Week 4 AM Lab Research Lab Research Didactics Lab Research Lab Research
PM Lab Research Lab Research Presentation Lab Research Lab Research

SGF - 5016 W Cypress St Suite 302

CFERT – Fibroid and Endometriosis Clinic at USF South Tampa Clinic (4th floor). On the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, clinic starts at 1 PM 

Didactics: Wednesday mornings from 8 am-12 PM. Mix of in person and virtual. 8 AM = grand rounds

TGH - 1 Tampa General Circle, 4th Floor (Women’s Center). Advanced Reproductive Surgeries with REI and MIGS

Lab Research – USF Water Street (Downtown), Suite 560 

*Shadow Consults at SGF with RS=Dr Sprague; CS=Dr Silva; SP=Dr Plosker; AI=Imudia