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Mobile, Ala. (September 17, 2010)
Contact: Ashley Givens, (251) 470-1682
USA College of Medicine Partners with the Cleveland Clinic to offer Internships

The University of South Alabama College of Medicine recently partnered with the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Reproductive Medicine in Ohio, a joint program of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, to offer summer internships in reproductive medicine.

Dr. Peter Rizk, professor of obstetrics/gynecology and director of the division of reproductive endocrinology at USA, has a long-standing collaborative relationship with Drs. Ashok Agarwal and Edmund Sabanegh, both at the Cleveland clinic. Their collaborative work in research, clinical work and publications - including four medical text books - have led to this partnership.

The partnership will allow new candidates to register for the Center for Reproductive Medicine's program via an independent graduate level research course titled "IDL 594 Interdisciplinary Directed Studies."

The 8-week long summer internship course in reproductive medicine attracts top undergraduate and medical students from all over the United States. During 2010, the internship accepted 22 students from 12 different states and over 20 colleges and universities.

Completion of this internship can earn six credits of independent research, transferable to any major university or college in the United States. College students from any American university can apply for this course through USA.

The internship offers an opportunity for students interested in gaining research experience in human fertility and reproductive biology and gives students the opportunity to working with world-renowned scientists and researchers.

Prospective students should visit or e-mail the Center for Reproductive Medicine at

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