The Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) fellowship program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is approved for three fellowship positions. Applications for a first-year position for July 2021 will be available in December 2019, with interviews scheduled for Summer 2020. Application deadline is May 31st.
The fellowship is designed to provide fellows with the clinical and research background necessary for a successful academic career in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Correspondingly, the fellowship has research, education, and clinical components.
The focus of research training is at the discretion of the fellow. Clinical intervention, perinatal epidemiology, health services, and basic science research are all possibilities. Fellows will design their research projects under the direction of mentors and collaborators within the Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics, as well as from the Institute for Healthcare Studies. Fellows also may participate in activities of the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network.
Coursework leading to a degree is supported by the fellowship and typically pursued by candidates. Many fellows have chosen to obtain a Master's in Public Health or a Master's in Clinical Investigation degree. However, other opportunities exist, including a Master’s in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and a Master’s in Patient Safety. Also, some fellows have chosen to combine their Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship with post-doctoral training in health services research (through an NRSA fellowship).
The clinical program is based at Prentice Women’s Hospital, the Obstetrics and Gynecology pavilion of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is the primary teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our diverse and large (over 10,000 deliveries annually) patient population provides excellent opportunities for challenging clinical care. Each fellow has a high-risk continuity clinic throughout their three years, and rotates, during their 12 months of clinical work, on the inpatient clinical service, as well as in ultrasound and reproductive genetics.
More information about the Graduate Medical Education Program can be found on the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University website.
Whitney B. You, MD, MPH
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