Academics & Training Programmes

A. Basic Infertility training course of 7 days

  • IUI stimulation protocols
  • Setting up of ART lab
  • History taking
  • Recruitment of the patient

B.  course of 14 days for Advanced infertility training

  • IUI stimulation protocols
  • Andrology
  • Cryopreservation
  • Legalities in ART
  • Surgeries for fertility enhancement
  • Sonography

C. 4 Weeks Fellowship Program of “Advanced Infertility & ART”

Training program includes,

  1. Andrology
    • Here you will have hands on experience of
    • Sperm count
    • Processing of Semen for IUI/IVF/ICSI/retrieval of sperm
    • Hands on IUI
    • Cryopreservation of sperm
    • Thawing – sperm banking
  2. Embryology-IVF
    • You will trained for selecting ideal protocol
    • Hands on experience with ovum pick up
    • Trained to identify OCC
    • Experience to handle unfertile embryos
    • How to do ET, embryo loading experience, freezing, thawing & vitrification process
  3. USG-Infertility related USG
    • Ovulation,
    • COH monitoring.
  4. OPD
    • History taking, investigation procedures, convincing patients for procedures such as IVF/ICSI, IVF training that is cost effective, patient counselling-in failed case
  5. Thawing, Cryo Freezing of embryos, PESA, TESE procedure will be demonstrated.
  6. Fertility enhancing surgeries

There is a Basic course of 4 weeks, where Trainees should have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Biological Sciences or biotechnology, and have familiarity with culture techniques and have experience in tissue handling. A minimum requirement is the basic knowledge of English

This course is not recommended for IVF Embryologists who are experienced and are looking to update their knowledge.


Week 1

  • Introduction to basic lab procedures, equipment and apparatus, consumable items, pipettes and pumps handling
  • aseptic technique,Aliquoting, drawn-out pipettes
  • Sperm preparation that includes assessment, cryopreservation, IVF and ICSI preparation

Week 2

  • Protocols for stimulation
  • set-up for cases and Forecast
  • retrieval, insemination and grading of oocytes
  • ICSI: immobilisation of sperm and Alignment of injection needles
  • Other micromanipulation techniques
  • Including Other micromanipulation techniques

Week 3

  • Continued ICSI procedure
  • blastocysts, Embryo cleavage and culture medium
  • Embryo selection and replacement
  • Embryo selection and replacement
  • Cryopreservation

Week 4

  • IVF Lab set-up
  • ICSI (Continued)
  • Record-keeping, maintenance and quality control
  • Troubleshooting
  • 1-day attachment to an IVF Lab

Which includes :

  • Andrology Lab
  • Preparation for Embryology Lab / day 2, -1, 0, +1, +2 )
  • Maintenance of instruments
  • Disposables – stocks-orders
  • Media
  • Theatre preparation
  • Drum Autoclaving
  • Trolly
  • Sperm preparation
  • Cryofreezing semen, thawing
  • prepare for Ovum Pickup
  • prepare for Embryo Transfer

Dr Richika Sahay Shukla


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