Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Curriculum

Clinical Training

Under the supervision of one of the largest MFM divisions in the country, each fellow will experience clinical training at our county facility, Ben Taub Hospital and at the Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women.

Unique clinical features of our fellowship include programs in fetal imaging, fetal surgery, placenta percreta, as well as a dedicated 3-bed maternal ICU at the PFW.

These multidisciplinary services create comprehensive training experiences in fetal imaging (ultrasound, MRI, echocardiography), critical care obstetrics and operative obstetrics. Clinical and basic science research opportunities abound with ongoing projects in medical complications of pregnancy, fetal imaging, genetics, and fetal intervention.

Additionally, the department operates several large databases including PeriBank, a fully integrated database and specimen repository (maternal, paternal, cord blood, and placenta) derived from thousands of deliveries per year.

Tracks

Each fellow is given the opportunity to obtain a Master of Clinical Investigation or a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and follow the corresponding track.

Electives

Clinical elective rotations may include fetal echocardiography, tropical medicine or additional labor and delivery, ultrasound, genetics, antepartum or research rotations based on the individual fellow’s interests and strengths.

Curriculum By Year

The curriculum by year is listed below and subject to change:

Year 1

  • Inpatient High-Risk OB
  • Ultrasound
  • Genetics
  • OB Anesthesia
  • Fetal Echo
  • Research
  • Outpatient High-Risk Clinic

Year 2

  • Inpatient High-Risk OB
  • Ultrasound
  • Inpatient Infectious Diseases
  • Research
  • Outpatient High-Risk Clinic

Year 3

  • ACCU
  • Research