Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science offers a three-year fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Our fellows develop critical skills related to diagnosing, treating, and managing medical and obstetrical complications of pregnancy. These complications include maternal medical complications, obstetrical (antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum) complications, and fetal diagnosis and therapy.

A major strength of our program lies in the attention we give prenatal diagnosis, as well as how we manage a wide variety of maternal and fetal problems. As a fellow, you will gain experience in our clinic and will develop a close relationship with several other services. You’ll work closely with our genetics, neonatology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery, and obstetric anesthesia services—providing you with many opportunities to become a skilled subspecialist and high-risk pregnancy consultant.

After graduating, many of our fellows go on to full-time academic positions in obstetrics and gynecology departments, practicing as maternal-fetal subspecialists.

Fellows attend weekly lectures on various topics in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Our lectures are organized based on the Guide to Learning in Maternal Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). All lectures are available in our Maternal Fetal Medicine database. Lectures are primarily given by Maternal Fetal Medicine faculty members, but are also given by other faculty members in related areas.

The fellows attend a variety of conferences, including daily Maternal Fetal Medicine teaching rounds, weekly joint Maternal Fetal Medicine and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) conferences, monthly genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine conferences, monthly Pediatric Pathology conferences, grand rounds, Fetal Diagnosis conferences, and Journal Club.

As a fellow, you’ll be managing inpatient and outpatient care during clinical rotations. You will also see patients at our outpatient High Risk, Diabetes, and Infectious Disease Clinics, as well as our  Antepartum Testing Unit. These clinics are staffed by residents and fellows and are supervised by our faculty (as well as specialized faculty in infectious diseases). On average, we see 40 to 50 patients each week in the clinics. Fellows also care for patients admitted to our high-risk service.

Our fellows are actively involved in a variety of research projects. In addition to participating in multiple research endeavors, fellows also receive thesis guidance from a senior member of the faculty. Our faculty members have a variety of research interests including genetics, infectious diseases, and maternal medical conditions.

Applications are available through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges.