The Fellowship in Gynecologic Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (GREI) Program is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accredited two-year subspecialty program. GREI is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of those disorders of the reproductive endocrine system that interfere with reproductive health at any age, and endocrine and other conditions that interfere with the human procreative process. Historically, one subspecialty resident is selected every other year, as determined by the residency program committee, in conjunction with approval from the Office of Postgraduate Medical Education.
Upon completion of training, a resident is a competent subspecialist in GREI, capable of assuming a consultant’s role in the discipline. The resident acquires a working knowledge of the theoretical basis of the specialty, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and research. The specific requirements are detailed within the rotation specific Goals and Objectives, as well as in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Objectives of Training (OTR).
Residents demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective patient-centered care and service to a diverse population. In all aspects of specialist practice, the graduate is able to address issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner.
The CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework describes the knowledge, skills and abilities that specialist physicians need for better patient outcomes. The framework is based on the seven roles that all physicians need to have, to be better doctors: Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Advocate, Scholar and Professional. The graduate acquires all seven roles.
We will attempt to accommodate applicants interested in a visiting elective, but an in-person elective will not be considered a requirement to apply for the program, for the duration over which the COVID-19 non essential travel restrictions exist. Where applicable, we will accommodate a virtual meeting and introduction to our faculty and program.
Niamh Tallon, MB BCh BAO, FRCSC
Program Director, REI Subspecialty Residency Program
Education Manager, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Senior Program Assistant, REI Subspecialty Residency Program
If you are a resident interested in doing an elective in this program, please contact Chriselle Serna, Chriselle.Serna@cw.bc.ca.