Our research and training

Training in reproductive medicine and care

A number of clinical fellows and research fellows are also active at the CRG. They are fertility specialists who come to the CRG to specialise in the treatment of infertility, or research into infertility. Under ex staff members you'll find the names (and if available the faces) of medics and paramedics who worked here during their training.



Reproductive Skills Centre Brussels – or RSCB – is the ART training centre of the Centrum voor Reproductieve Geneeskunde (CRG or Centre for Reproductive Medicine) of UZ Brussel. 
Please visit reproductiveskillscentre.com for more detailed information and registration.

The CRG of UZ Brussel, together with other UZ Brussel departments is a certified training centre of the EAA, the European Academy for Andrology. This means that you can obtain an EAA certificate in andrology at the CRG.
Click education on the  EAAsite for more information.

To obtain an EAA certificate you need to work at a certified training centre for two years. This is possible at the CRG, but it is important to know that no funds have been earmarked for this training: candidates need to be financially independent.


Since 2008, the CRG has also been certified as a training institute by EBCOG, the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 2015 the recognition was extended for five years.
The EBCOG organisation groups specialists in gynaecology and obstetrics in 36 member states. Its aim is to improve the health of women and children by pursuing the highest quality of care in all European countries.
With a view to this, EBCOG supports training in various medical specialities. For reproductive medicine, twelve centres in Europe were awarded an accreditation as a training institute, including the CRG of UZ Brussel.

And in 2012, the CRG installed a ‘clinical fellowship’ in reproductive medicine. Gynaecologists in (other) European countries can come to our centre to improve their medical knowledge about, and skills in, reproductive medicine.

To obtain an EBCOG certificate you need to work at a certified training centre for two years. This is possible at the CRG, but it is important to know that no funds have been earmarked for this training: candidates need to be financially independent.

The CRG works closely with the midwifery department of Erasmus hogeschool Brussels.
Midwifery is an autonomous and specific training, which prepares students to become midwives. Once graduated, a 'bachelor in midwifery' is allowed to help with normal pregnancies and normal deliveries independently. On the other hand, in case of complications in the pre-natal process or (fertility) problems, specific diagnosis techniques and treatments are required, as well as information and guidance. At that moment the midwife becomes part of a multidisciplinary team. In view of the increased technicality and the increased specialisation, midwives are also expected to have greater expertise, skill and a scientific attitude. This is what Erasmus Hogeschool's three-year training cycle wants to provide, both on a theoretical level and based on practical skills training.
This is why all midwifery students complete internships at the CRG fertility clinic, both in the consultation department and the CRG nursing unit. Several graduated midwives of Erasmus Hogeschool end up working in the CRG team.
Via the Masters and Phd programme of the Faculty of medicine of the Free University of Brussels you can also follow courses in the Centre for Reproductive Medicine of the University Hospital. Click http://gf.vub.ac.be/master-mpr for more information and an overview of the possibilities.