Advanced Oriental Reproductive Medicine Fellowship: Details

“The learning experience was very intensive. Observing several specialists rather than just one doctor was invaluable to understanding and analyzing the TCM reproductive medicine field as practiced in Nanjing.”

During the Fellowship, participants will be observing three famous doctors, one of whom is a male infertility specialist. Each doctor’s unique style of treatment would offer participants a broad spectrum of knowledge tools they can use back home.

“We benefited greatly from the months of observation that Juliana and Markov spent with the doctors thanks to their skills of analyzing and extracting the doctors’ practice methods and presenting them in a digestible way.”

The aim is that all participants in the China Fellowship will go back home and be representative of ABORM and CEFP’s high academic standards with regards to Integrative Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. Participants will be limited to a total of six. By dividing them into two groups of three, we will be able to ensure that each participant receives sufficient attention.

“In my opinion (and I’m sure others who have completed the Fellowship in Nanjing would agree), the summary notes about each doctor’s style and experience were by themselves worth traveling half way around the world for.”

Each group will be assisted by a translator who will help them understand what is going on in the clinic. In the process, participants will get an idea as to the overall style of the doctors. That said, in between the translating Chinese language and the messy style of patient management in China, it’s not so simple for someone to put together a satisfactory conclusion about what is happening even if they were undergoing clinical observation for much longer.

The difficulty in getting all the information at the clinic is the reason why we have also created preparatory and theory sessions that accompany clinical observations.

This provides much added value to the Fellowship. Participants are aided in adapting to and understanding how Chinese medicine is practiced here. They are also given overviews and insights into the prevailing styles and its variations. It is during these sessions that participants are aided in coming up with relevant summaries they can take back and immediately apply within their clinical practice.

At the end of the Fellowship, each participant would have undergone 20 hours of clinical observation with three great TCM gynecology and reproductive specialists. They would also have attended 8 hours of theory & presentation sessions and invested 2 more hours in written assignments, all of which will help you tie the entire learning experience together in a seamless manner. At the end of this Fellowship, you will have attained at least 30 CEUs for continued education purposes. All participants will receive a certificate for their participation in the Fellowship.


Who will be doing the translation?

We will have professional translators from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine doing the translations during hospital observations.

Who will be conducting the theory sessions?

Either Markov or Juliana will be conducting the theory sessions as well as organizing relevant study focus. The sessions will cover a range of strategies regarding cycle regulation with herbs alone, as well as in conjunction with the use of Western medicine. We will also cover specific diseases and strategies to cope with them. You will get a sense of how traditional ideas of herb prescription have morphed into an integrative form, and how different doctors have taken their own paths in the treatment of infertility. You will also get an insight into the treatment of gynecological diseases less commonly seen by TCM practitioners in North America, that may one day make their way into the list of gynecological diseases that your patients might come to you for.

Will herbs also be discussed during the theory sessions?

Of course herbs will be discussed. There will be some herbs that you may know about, but we will go through very interesting uses for them. We will also be discussing herbs that that are not widely used in the West but commonly used in the hosptial here. Overall, your understanding of herbs will be enhanced during the Fellowship here.

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