The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recently launched the new Advanced Practice Provider Professional Group (APPPG). This group includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse midwives with the aim of establishing an organized presence within ASRM.
The role of the Advanced Practice Provider continues to grow within the reproductive medicine community. The APPPG will aid in providing ongoing education, training and networking opportunities for these individuals while fostering ASRM’s goals to be the national and international leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy, and standards in reproductive medicine.
The first leadership team of the APPPG was recently announced. MCRM Fertility’s Nurse Practitioner, Leslie King, has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee. She will begin serving her three-year commitment as Vice Chair of the committee. She will conclude her term as the Chair of the committee.
“I am honored to be selected and serve the APPPG over the next three years and to have an opportunity to make a difference in our industry. Due to the shortage of REI (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) physicians and the growth in this industry, APPs have a unique opportunity to become part of the continued solution to patient access to care. I hope to see APPs endeavor to work to the maximum potential of their credentials. Reaching out to educate other APPs about the opportunities in REI could benefit both patients and the industry,” shared Leslie about her new role.
Leslie currently serves as a Nurse Practitioner at MCRM Fertility Tulsa. She has been involved with women’s health for nearly 20 years. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama.