The fellowship program at Baylor College of Medicine has been designed to develop world-class leaders, researchers, educators and clinicians in the field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Our goal is to train MFM clinicians with an emphasis on expertise in scientific investigation leading to an academic career.
Fellows may choose to obtain a Master of Clinical Investigation (MCI) or Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology.
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 (PFW).
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.
Fellows will receive training in research techniques through our Clinical Scientist Training Program. Other educational opportunities include participation in Global Women’s Health and the National School of Tropical Medicine.
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