OBGY661EM.01 (Reno)
Common Problems in Reproductive Endocrinology

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Common Problems in Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Short Name: OBGY661EM.01 Repro Endocrinology
  • Course Number: OBGY661EM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department Contact: Heather Durden
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 weeks only. Limited to students matching in OB-Gyn and Family Medicine
  • Preceptor: Scott J. Whitten, M.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • At the completion of this rotation, the student should be able to describe the medical and surgical treatment of dysmenorrhea;
  • Formulate a strategy for the medical treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding;
  • List the indications, contraindications and complications of hormone replacement therapy;
  • Describe the evaluation of the infertile couple with specific consideration of effective medical and surgical treatments;
  • Devise a plan for the diagnosis and management for the patient with chronic pelvic pain with specific reference to the utility of diagnostic imaging modalities;
  • List the indications, contraindications and complications of hysteroscopy and laparoscopy;
  • Generate a differential diagnosis for a patient with delayed puberty.

Description of Rotation

This rotation is designed for the student interested in extending knowledge in reproductive endocrinology useful in either the primary care or specialty setting. An organized approach to the diagnosis and management of disordered endocrine function in the female based on an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology will be offered. By means of direct patient contact, chart review, and assigned reading, these topics will be covered: menstrual disorders, postmenopausal hormone therapy, female infertility, endometriosis.


Speroff L., Fritz MA, Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, 8th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2010.

Readings from current specialty journals relative to the maintenance of the standard of care.

Evaluation Method

Written evaluation based on faculty observation.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

Limited to UNR Med students matching in OB-Gyn and Family Medicine.