Embryo transfer simulation improves pregnancy rates and decreases time to proficiency in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellow embryo transfers

Use of ET simulation in fellowship education seems to improve pregnancy rates and shorten time to proficiency compared with no simulation training.

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Volume 107, Issue 5, Pages 1166–1172.e1


Ryan J. Heitmann, D.O.'Correspondence information about the author D.O. Ryan J. HeitmannEmail the author D.O. Ryan J. Heitmann, Micah J. Hill, D.O., John M. Csokmay, M.D., Justin Pilgrim, D.O., Alan H. DeCherney, M.D., Shad Deering, M.D.


Embryo transfer simulation improved REI fellow pregnancy rates in their first 10 transfers and led to a more rapid ET proficiency. These data suggest potential value in adopting ET simulation, even in programs with a robust history of live ET in fellowship training.

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Hans-Peter Steiner over 3 years ago

Dear Dr. Ryan J. Heitmann
Congratulation to your excellent paper and your goal to shorten learning curve in ART.
The aim of my inventions was to minimise technical problems in ET Techniques and OPU Techniques as well. May I ask you to study www.ivfetflex.com
Youtube: steiner, flushing, Embryo Transfer
I would be happy if your team would perform a study with my ET Catheter and my OPU Needles.
Kind regards
Hans-Peter Steiner
Graz, Austria

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Micah J Hill over 3 years ago

Thank you for you kind comment on our paper. Please feel free to email us for further discussion of your study proposal.


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Micah J Hill about 3 years ago