I am honored to represent our specialty as president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). Membership in SREI shows that we have achieved the pinnacle of our field, as fewer than 1,000 providers can claim membership this elite society. Membership requires subspecialty training in reproductive endocrinology, successful completion of a rigorous board certification process, and ongoing participation in life-long learning.
Our society plays a valuable role to its members. SREI provides a unified voice in representing REI fellowship programs to ACGME, and represents the interests our sub-specialty to ACOG, ABOG, ASRM, and to the NIH. SREI enhances fellowship education with the annual fellowship retreat and other educational programs. SREI sponsors its Members’ Retreat at the ASRM meeting to stimulate ideas to streamline practices, enhance job satisfaction, and improve quality of life. The SREI discussion forum provides an enlightening exchange of ideas for challenging problems. To ensure that we maintain outstanding REI educational programs, SREI must take a more active role in representing our teaching and research faculty to academic institutions. To ensure that we continue to draw the best talent into our field, we must provide early exposure of REI to medical students and Ob/Gyn residents. We will work to improve the visibility of SREI members for patients, referring physicians, and our peers.
I am fortunate to have incredibly talented colleagues to help me this year. Working together, the future of SREI is truly bright.
Bradley S. Hurst, M.D.
SREI President 2018 – 2019