McGill Reproductive Centre announces new graduate student fellowship


It is with great pleasure that the McGill Reproductive Centre of the MUHC announces the creation of a Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, in memory of the late Charles W. McDougall — former Associate Executive Director of the Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hospitals — whose perseverance and hard work played a key role in the establishment of the McGill Reproductive Centre.

"When I have the good fortune to advise a patient that she is pregnant, I sometimes think of Charles and the satisfaction that he would derive from such a joyous association," says Dr Seang Lin Tan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University and Director of the McGill Reproductive Centre at the MUHC. "If it were not for Charles, we sincerely do not believe that there would be an IVF program at the MUHC — his foresight resulted in a world-class program, which has many success stories." Charles McDougall's keen intelligence, problem-solving and analytic abilities, creativity, transparency, sense of humour and dedication will be long remembered.

The fellowship provides support for graduate physicians or scientists in training who are intending to pursue a career in reproductive medicine. The first recipient of the Charles W. McDougall Fellowship is Dr Ezgi Demirtas from Ankara, Turkey, who started her two-year fellowship at the McGill Reproductive Centre on July 1, 2005.

"Fellowships like these are the best way to commemorate those who contribute to the positive international reputation of the MUHC, while attracting and supporting talented new health professionals," says Dr Arthur T. Porter, Director General and CEO of the MUHC.

The Charles W. McDougall Fellowship is the seventh established at the MRC since 1997. Other fellowships include:

Brian Little Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine (established in 1997)
Robert Kinch Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology (established in 1998)
Robert Usher Fellowship in Perinatology (established in 1998)
Frederick Naftolin Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine (established in 1998)
Women's Health Fellowships in Reproductive Medicine (two, established in 2004)

Information for applicants

The candidate will have completed an MD plus a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, or a PhD with or without postdoctoral experience in a basic science related to reproduction. He/she will undertake a fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The training is expected to have a significant research component and will normally be for two years' duration; in exceptional circumstances a third year may be possible. The value of this fellowship is at least $54,000 per annum. Interested candidates should apply to:

Dr Seang Lin Tan
Royal Victoria Hospital Women's Pavilion
687 Pine Ave. W.
Montreal, QC H3A 1A1

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs, research and teaching. The MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University — the Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, and Montreal Neurological Hospitals, as well as the Montreal Chest Institute. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of the founding hospitals, the goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the health care field, and to contribute to the development of new knowledge.

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