Male Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic

Trainees learn skills related to history, examination, assessment, and plan for ambulatory patients with male infertility, sexual dysfunction or hypogonadism. Patients seen in this venue include problems leading to male infertility. Residents are exposed during the endocrine clinic to the full spectrum of male reproductive pathology, however, since our program subspecializes in this area we offer this clinic as an elective to residents wishing to acquire more expertise in this area.

Teaching Methodology:
The patient-based mentored assessment of historical finding, examination and therapeutic plan is implemented. Each patient is seen by a faculty attending along with the resident. Pragmatic and theoretic issues along with diagnostic and therapeutic strategies are discussed. Ethical and socioeconomic issues related to sperm donation, accessibility of assisted reproductive technology and sex selection are discussed within this format.

Method of Evaluation:
All subspecialty residents are evaluated at the end of this rotation by the attending faculty should they choose to do this elective.