Endometriosis Fellowship and Course for Pre-Med Undergraduate Students

About the July 2018 Course  
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ABOUT THE ENDOMETRIOSIS FELLOWSHIP AND COURSE

The Nezhat Family Foundation & Worldwide EndoMarch are pleased to announce the launch of the first ever Endometriosis Fellowship & Course for pre-med and public health undergraduates, taking place this July 2018 at two locations: UCSF Mission Bay Campus and Stanford University’s Li Ka Shing Center.

SOLVING THE GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF ENDO SPECIALISTS

With today’s global shortage of endometriosis specialists, this course will help solve one of the most urgent unmet needs of the endometriosis community, by encouraging young students to specialize in endometriosis and recruiting them early to conduct research on one of the world’s most complex and painful chronic diseases on record. Students will get a unique opportunity to study under Professor Camran Nezhat, EndoMarch Founder, inventor of video laparoscopy, and the world’s leading expert on endometriosis.

REGISTRATION
Stanford Campus
Click here to register for the Stanford University Campus Course


UCSF Campus

Click here to register for the UCSF Mission Bay Campus Course


OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM 

The Endometriosis Fellowship & Course is free of charge and is a total of 8 consecutive weeks long (Saturday, July 7th – Friday, August 24, 2018). Students can register online for either the Stanford or UCSF campuses, on a first come, first serve basis. If both locations for the July 2018 course are full, students can email us at info@endomarch.org, to be added to the waiting list for future courses.

See below for the schedule & curriculum.

 

CLASSROOM COURSE SCHEDULE: 4 WEEKS
START:             Saturday, July 7, 2018
END:                 Saturday, July 28, 2018
DAYS/TIME:    Saturdays, 10 am – 12 noon (Stanford Campus)
DAYS/TIME:    Saturdays, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (UCSF Campus)
DATES:             7/7/2018, 7/14/2018, 7/21/2018, 7/28/2018

CLASSROOM COURSE OVERVIEW
Overview of 4,000 year history of endometriosis, with emphasis on the current public health crisis, patient testimonies & perspectives (including guest speakers), current & past theories of etiology, medical literature reviews, surgical & other technological breakthroughs (video laparoscopy, genomics), latest research on genomics & proteomics, with emphasis on research of potential non-invasive diagnostic tests & biomarkers, literature reviews of new potential therapeutic technologies (CRISPR, stem cell, big data & crowdsourcing for the cure), and overviews of latest studies into potential cause(s) of endometriosis drawing from multidisciplinary perspectives (including epidemiology). Guest Speakers involved in endometriosis research in each of these domains may also be a part of the course curriculum. Weekly reading assignments, plus online homework focused on on-going research & poster presentations for medical society presentations.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The Fellowship part of the program is now full. However, students can still sign up for the Course up until the deadline of Friday, July 6th, 2018.

 

FELLOWSHIP SCHEDULE: 8 WEEKS
START:           Monday, July 9, 2018
END:               Friday, August 24, 2018
DAYS/TIME:   Monday – Friday (2x/week), 9 am*–5 pm (*surgery days may start earlier)
LOCATION:    Nezhat Institute, 900 Welch Rd., #403, Palo Alto, CA.,  94304


FELLOWSHIP CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The Endometriosis Fellowship part of the program at the Nezhat Institute will include clinical shadowing, immersive experience as a research assistant, operating room observation, and an invitation to present student Poster Presentations on Endometriosis at medical society meetings.

The Worldwide EndoMarch Endometriosis Fellowship & Course is an initiative of the Worldwide EndoMarch and Nezhat Family Foundation, and is supported through a generous sponsorship from Lumenis, a global leader in the field of minimally invasive clinical solutions for women’s health. We would like to also thank the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University for their generous donations of classroom spaces & other supporting services.