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Training Programmes

Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre, Lagos, offers training programmes for IVF doctors, trainee and skilled embryologists.

Refresh your knowledge and gain insights into the latest information in the field while earning a rock solid certificate of competency.

Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre offers three programmes:

  1. Training with Consultant Gynaecologists and Medical Officers
  2. Trainee embryologist with little or no previous experience
  3. Training for skilled embryologists

Ever considered branching out of general medicine and carving a niche for yourself in a highly specialized medical field? You have the opportunity to expand your clinical skills in fertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) techniques at Nigeria’s leading fertility centre.

General

  • Diagnosis of Infertility
  • IVF and IUI stimulation protocols
  • Embryo transfer
  • Observation of embryology procedures

Male Specific

  • Surgical Sperm Collection (SSC)

Female Specific

  • Transvaginal ultrasound scanning- This includes training in pre-stimulation scans (baseline/pre-FSH/pre-Progynova), Ovarian Stimulation monitoring (folliculometry) scans, Early pregnancy scans
  • Ultrasound Directed Follicular Aspiration (UDFA)
  • Management of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and paracentesis

Learning process

The learning process uses a mix of various methodologies. It includes direct observation in the clinical setting, one on one interactive sessions, lectures, demonstrations and direct supervision of procedures. Participants will be expected to keep a logbook for all procedures observed and those done under minimal or no supervision during the training.
Experience

Minimum of 5 years post-MBBS qualification

Educational Qualifications
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery) or equivalent
  • FWACS (Fellowship of West African College of Surgeons)
  • FMCOG (Fellowship of Medical College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists)
  • National postgraduate qualifications in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Course Duration
  • 2 months for Consultant Gynaecologists
  • 5 months for Medical Officers
Course Fee

₦ 1,000,000

Following the training, participants who have successfully completed the curriculum will be certified competent in the aforementioned procedures. In addition to practical and academic training, each participant will receive:

  • A training plan and IVF protocols
  • Logbooks for documentation of all procedures
  • Daily meal (lunch)
  • Certificate of competency upon completion

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Develop your knowledge and boost your resume at a fraction of the cost of higher education.

Andrology

  • Routine semen analysis
  • Sperm preparations for IUI, ICSI
  • Semen cryopreservation techniques

Embryology

  • IVF/ICSI/Micromanipulation techniques
  • Daily quality checks in the IVF Laboratory

Learning process

The learning process uses a mix of various methodologies. It includes interactive lectures, seminars, demonstration and laboratory rotations. Participants will be expected to keep a logbook for all procedures observed and those done under minimal or no supervision during the training.

Experience

None Required

Educational Qualifications

BSc. Biological Sciences (minimum of 2nd class upper)

Course Duration

6 Months

Course Fee

₦ 600,000

Following the training, participants who have successfully completed the curriculum will be certified competent in the following;

  • Daily laboratory quality checks
  • Semen analysis, preparation and freezing
  • Oocyte stripping
  • Embryo grading and loading for transfer
  • Dish preparation for embryo culture and micromanipulation
  • Setting up of needles for ICSI/IMSI
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection

In addition to practical and academic training, each participant will receive:

  • A training plan and laboratory protocols
  • Logbooks for documentation of all procedures
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen. 5th Edition, 2010 (electronic copy)
  • Daily meal (lunch)
  • Certificate of competency upon completion

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Take your career to the next level by engaging in top notch embryology training, including education in reproductive biology, genetics, basic and advanced techniques, and laboratory management.

Andrology

  • Sperm preparations for IUI, ICSI and surgically collected sperm
  • Semen freezing techniques

Embryology

  • IVF/ICSI/Micromanipulation techniques
  • Oocyte and Embryo Vitrification
  • Daily quality checks in the IVF Laboratory
  • Advanced embryology skills (laser assisted hatching, embryo biopsy)

Learning process

The learning process uses a mix of various methodologies. It includes interactive lectures, seminars, demonstration and laboratory rotations. Participants will be expected to keep a logbook for all procedures observed and those done under minimal or no supervision during the training.

Experience

Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an embryologist

Educational Qualifications

BSc. Biological Sciences (minimum of 2nd class upper)
MSc. Biological Sciences (added advantage)

Course Duration

3 Months

Course Fee

₦ 750,000

Following the training, participants who have successfully completed the curriculum will be certified competent in the following;

  • Semen analysis, preparation and freezing of surgically collected sperm tissue
  • ICSI/IMSI techniques
  • Embryo grading according to Gardner’s system and loading for transfer
  • Gamete and embryo culture techniques
  • Oocyte and embryo vitrification and warming
  • Laser Assisted Hatching
  • Embryo biopsy techniques
  • Quality management system in the ART laboratory
  • Trouble shooting in the ART laboratory

In addition to practical and academic training, each participant will receive:

  • A training plan and laboratory protocols
  • Logbooks for documentation of all procedures
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen. 5th Edition, 2010 (electronic copy)
  • Daily meal (lunch)
  • Certificate of competency upon completion

Apply to become a highly skilled Embryologist with Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre

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Application process

Application deadline

Applications are open all year. We have a limited number of participants that we can take in during each programme and spots are filled on a first come first acceptance basis.

Who can apply?

Applications can be made by

  • Consultant Gynaecologists and Medical Officers for IVF doctor training
  • Biologists and scientists with a background and interest in the field of Embryology, Reproductive Medicine, and Andrology for trainee or skilled embryology programmes

How to apply?

You can apply online here

Required documents

  • Recent curriculum vitae/resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A letter of recommendation from advisors, teachers, head of department, or persons who can vouch for your interpersonal competencies, core values and capacity for improvement.
  • Referees must be able to demonstrate your ability to think critically and logically, application of skills and knowledge in science and social skills. Letter must be properly signed off on a proper letter headed paper.
  • Passport size picture
  • Means of Identification (National passport, voters registration card, drivers licence, National Identity card etc)

Refund Policy

Request for refunds of course fees (less 5% administrative charges) may be allowed if requests are received in writing up to 4 weeks prior to the scheduled training. No refunds will be issued if made after that time.

For further enquiries, please contact our Customer Service Centre: 01 631 0092

Email Training@thebridgeclinic.com

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