A prerequisite for training physicians as andrologists is the existence of recognised Andrology Centres with an appropriate training programme. EAA certified Andrology Centres may consist of a single Department or of several cooperating research/clinical Institutions. In addition to the director, other persons certified by the EAA may be responsible for the training programme.
Upon application and examination, the EAA will certify the Andrology Centre if the following criteria are met :
- The Director should be internationally recognised
and EAA certified andrologist.
- Clinical activities should include at least 500 new
infertile patients per year including cases of
delayed puberty, primary and secondary hypogonadism,
Klinefelter’s syndrome and erectile dysfunction.
- The structure of the centre should include
collaboration with urologists, gynaecologists,
sexologists, paediatricians and geneticists
- Laboratory activities should include semen analysis (accordingng to the WHO standard
procedures), expertise in interpretation of testicular biopsies, routine
determination of reproductive hormones and
ultrasonography of reproductive organs.
- Research activities should result in a minimum of
five original papers in the field of andrology published
in international scientific journals per year during the
last 3 years.
- Centres should collaborate in establishing a
standardised curriculum for training in andrology. They
should be prepared to accept trainees from other centres
on a rotating basis for electives in specialities.