Embryology students often have many career options available to them at the end of their course. In addition to work as an embryologist, common choices include working as professors, fertility researchers and andrologists.
Eastern Virginia Medical School, through its prestigious Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, is a pioneer of assisted reproductive technology (ART).
Eastern Virginia Medical School, through its prestigious Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, is a pioneer of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In 1981, the first in vitro fertilization baby in the United States was born through the efforts of The Jones Institute. The Jones Institute is widely acknowledged to be an international leader in clinical and scientific research in ART and has trained many prominent physicians and scientists. Today's embryologists and andrologist require a foundation for lifelong learning to:
Understand the relevance and application of advances in biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics as they apply to ART.
Learn the reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists and andrologists perspectives for diagnosis and treatment of infertility.
Apply best practices in clinical embryology and andrology laboratory and reproductive medicine research.
Prepare and adapt to new technologies as well as new regulatory guidelines.
Strengthen skills in critical reading and interpreting the research literature.
Develop independent synthesis, analysis, and study design skills through writing a thesis.
Anticipate future laboratory and personnel requirements.
Understand biomedical ethical as well as legal principles and patient privacy issues as they relate to clinical IVF and medical research.
Master basic hands-on skills in embryology and andrology.
Through the convenience of the Internet, EVMS now provides online education that meets current and projected training needs in this rapidly evolving field.