The MNH Fellowship is designed to provide training for a Family Medicine physician with added skills to function as an independent OB provider in the management of obstetrical patients. The program is designed to teach the fellow to properly assess risk of the pregnancy and determine their role in the management of such patients; the curriculum includes surgical obstetrical training, complete prenatal, antenatal, intra-partum, and postpartum care. It is also designed to teach them with added skills in the assessment of newborns and in the initial management of unstable newborns that may need increased monitoring, treatment and assistance from NICU. The fellow will be taught to identify these newborns and participate in the initial assessment and assist in the stability of these newborns and transfer to higher level of care. They are junior faculty members of our residency program and will precept and round with the residents and medical students.
The Obstetrical Fellowship was established originally in 2010 at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital to provide the Family Medicine physician with added surgical obstetrical skills. The fellowship had one fellow every year from 2010 until 2014. The Fellowship was then restarted in 2015 under the Maternal Newborn Health Fellowship name reflecting some additional training in newborn health and full spectrum obstetrical care including exposure to maternal fetal medicine, NICU, ultrasound, and genetics. The program has graduated one fellow every year from 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic year. The fellowship program is now expanding to include to two fellows starting the 2017-2018 academic year.