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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, Royal Oak

Curriculum

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.


Curriculum blocks

  • 12 months of clinical maternal-fetal medicine
  • 12 months of protected research
  • 2 months in a supervisory position of a labor and delivery unit
  • 1 month in an ICU
  • 9 months elective:
  • 1 cyto-genetics + pathology
  • 1 OB anesthesia
  • 1 neonatology and infectious disease
  • 2 internal medicine (cardiology, pulmonology)
  • 2 outpatient MFM practice & prenatal diagnosis
  • 2 ultrasound

Block Diagram»


Rotations

Clinical

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.

Research

Fellows will spend the bulk of the time on clinical, translational and ultrasound research including metabolomics, epigenomics and proteomics.

Outpatient practice

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 available.

Ultrasound

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.

Cytogenetics/pathology

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 intensivist team.

Elective

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 consults. 

Neonatology

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.

Internal medicine

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.


Didactics

Once weekly the faculty will give a lecture directed specifically at the fellows and conducted at the fellows’ level, derived from the MFM ABOG curriculum.

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

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