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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Elective Catalog Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility/IVF Elective

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility/IVF Elective

Preceptor: Margaret Nachtigall, MD
Course Code: 07-08
Contact: Angela Sarkisyan,

Prerequisites: Clerkship in OB/GYN

Note: Only available to NYU students.


Medical student electives are available, by personal arrangement, in Reproductive Endocrinology. This elective includes attendance at all division conferences and attendance at Bellevue's Reproductive/Endocrinology/Infertility Clinic. The student will attend all fertility surgery cases and rounds on in-patients.

The students should master the evaluation and management of the clinical disorders of Reproductive Endocrinology. In addition, the work-up of the infertile couple will be learned and the various medical and surgical treatments of infertility including in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies will be mastered.

Key Responsibilities of the Student While at The NYU Fertility Center
(2 weeks)

Day Responsibilities
Monday IVF/Clinic
Tuesday Office
Wednesday Office
Thursday Hysyerosalpingograms/OR/IVF
Friday IVF

Key Responsibilities of the Student While at Dr. Nachtigall’s private office
(2 weeks)

Day Responsibilities
Monday See private patients with Dr. Lila Nachtigall at her office 251 East 33rd St 5th floor 10-5
Tuesday See private patients with Dr. Margaret Nachtigall at her office 251 East 33rd St 5th floor 9:30-5
5:15PM Attend Grand Rounds
Wednesday 8:30 AM Attend Research seminar
9:30 AM Discuss cases from Mon, Tues with Dr Lila Nachtigall, select case of either infertility or MenopauseManagement for further discussion and possible research and write-up
1:30-3:00 Sonography
Thursday See private patients with Dr. Lila Nachtigall at her office 30 E. 60th St. Suite 1901 on the 19th floor; 8am – 5pm
5:15PM Attend Grand Rounds
Friday 9:30-3 Sonography and special procedures, Drs.Nachtigall and Hochman

Didactic Program

Day Time Responsibilities
Monday 7:30am-8:15am Resident Clinical Case Presentations
Tuesday 5:15pm-6:15pm Grand Rounds
Wednesday 7:30am-8:30am Coles Auditorium Departmental Grand Rounds
3:00pm Fellows Conference
Friday 7:00am-8:30am Tisch Hospital M&M Conference, 4fl. Pathology Auditorium
8:30am-Noon Resident Teaching Conferences

Method of Evaluation

Students are evaluated by a discussion of their performance by Drs. James A Grifo, Alan S. Berkeley, Fred Licciardi, Lisa Kump and Margaret Nachtigall with the house staff. Home school evaluation forms are submitted to the course preceptor.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: Aug-Feb
Report to: Program Coordinator will provide scheduling details at least two weeks prior to the start of the elective.
Students per Period: 1
Duration: 4 weeks