Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Curriculum

Master
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Clinical Training

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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 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.

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Tracks

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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.

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Electives

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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.

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Responsibilities

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Through the course of the clinical fellowship, as experience is gained in the management of high-risk pregnancies, the fellow will assume a progressive supervisory role in the management of patients. On the Ben Taub service, this will include the supervision of residents and medical students in the development of management plans for the patients on labor and delivery and on MFM Antepartum/High-Risk Clinic rotations. The fellows will have a weekly half-day continuity clinic at the Ben Taub throughout their training. On the PFW inpatient (ACCU) and outpatient (Ultrasound/Clinic) services, the fellows will be given increasing responsibility to develop a plan of care and generate consultation reports for the referring physicians.