Curriculum is based on the Guide To Learning in Maternal Fetal Medicine and ABOG program requirements for fellowship graduate medical education, general requirements for gynecology oncology, maternal fetal medicine and reproductive endocrinology and infertility and special requirement for maternal fetal medicine.
Fellow will rotate on the antepartum and intrapartum inpatient MFM
service but will spend part of the day in Fetal Imaging and be available
for MFM consults and family planning procedures.
Fellow will spend
one-half-day (4 hours) per week attendance in the low risk OB clinic to
teach residents and manage the patients in this clinic.
Fellows will spend the bulk of the time on
clinical, translational and ultrasound research including metabolomics,
epigenomics and proteomics.
The outpatient MFM practice rotation will be spent in Troy and FlagStar outpatient MFM offices supervised by the MFM faculty at those sites. Fellows are assigned to 2
months of L&D in which they will be in a supervisor role. MFM
faculty supervision will provide direct supervision which is immediately
Fellows will focus on honing their
ultrasound skills. The fellow will also be on call for family planning
procedures. A major strength of our program is the large volume of
cases and the expertise on fetal echocardiography, and fetal MRI. The rotation will take place in both Fetal Imaging and the ambulatory offices.
Fellows will learn the techniques
of karyotyping, FISH and microarray. In the clinical rotations, fellows
will counsel genetics patients, work with certified genetic counselors
and learn genetic procedures. They will work with the perinatal
pathologist performing perinatal autopsies and placental pathology
dissection and reviews.
Surgical critical care
The fellow will rotate for one month on
the surgical critical care rotation under the supervision of the surgery
There is a one month elective rotation in
Obstetric Anesthesia in which the fellow will gain exposure to epidural
analgesia, cesarean section anesthesia and postpartum anesthetic
concerns. The fellow will also be on call for Infectious Disease
The neonatology rotation will focus on NICU care with
exposure to neonatal cranial ultrasound and pediatric surgery. The
fellow will also be on call for Infectious Disease consults.
There is a 2-month internal medicine rotation that will focus on general internal medicine, endocrinology and cardiology.
Labor and Delivery
The fellows are assigned to 2 months of L&D in which they will be in a supervisor role. MFM faculty supervision will provide direct supervision which is immediately available.
Once weekly the faculty will give a lecture directed specifically at the
fellows and conducted at the fellows’ level, derived from the MFM ABOG
Fellows will have at least once monthly journal club
reviews on recent publications on MFM topics of interests from the top
peer review journals.
Other educational modules include
- fetal imaging review
- clinical case reviews
- reproductive genetics meeting
- neonatal conferences