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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: Luz-Maria Villa,
Telephone: (212) 263-3897

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)

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)

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
Wednesday 7:30 AM Attend Grand Rounds
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 251 East 33rd St 5th floor 10-5
Friday 9:30-3 Sonography and special procedures, Drs.Nachtigall and Hochman


Didactic Program

Tuesday 7:30am-8:30am Bellevue 9N Conference Room Housestaff/Student
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, Nicole Noyes, Lisa Kump and Margaret Nachtigall with the house staff. Home school evaluation forms are submitted to the course preceptor.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: Jan-May, July, Sep-Nov
Report to: New Bellevue 9E2 for brief orientation and schedule (email coordinator prior to start date to determine a time), then prearranged meeting with preceptor – email both preceptors at least 2 weeks prior to start date to determine which preceptor/location to meet with.
Students per Period: 1
Duration: 4 weeks