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 Gynecology.
- 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 also:
- 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.