Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Curriculum


There are over 4,000 deliveries, and 8,500 ultrasounds done between Truman Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital. Over 300 maternal transports are accepted annually between the two sites.

First year fellows have one month block rotations in research, ultrasound, as Supervisor of labor and delivery, neonatology, genetics, obstetrical anesthesia and pathology, adult ICU and MFM clinical service.

  July August September October November December
PGY5

Research

TMC

Supervisor L&D

TMC/SLH

Ultrasound

TMC/SLH

Research

SLH

MFM Services

SLH

MFM Services

SLH

January February March April May June

Research

TMC

Research

SLH

MFM Services

TMC

MFM Services

TMC

Surgical/Medical Care

TMC

Genetics

SLH

Second year fellows have a consolidated schedule consisting of 6 months research which is divided into two 3-month blocks, and 6 months of MFM clinical services which is divided into 3 months at Truman Medical Center and 3 months at St. Luke’s Hospital.

  July August September October November December
PGY6
Research Research Research MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
January February March April May June
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
Research Research Research

While on clinical service at Truman Medical Center, fellows have access to the Elizabeth J Ferrell Fetal Health Center at The Children’s Mercy Hospital which provides integrated care for selected high-risk pregnancies. The Fetal Health Center focuses on pregnancies complicated by a condition that will benefit from advanced fetal diagnostics, possible prenatal intervention, including fetal therapy and a team of pediatric specialists. Specialists involved in care include perinatologists, pediatric surgeons, neonatologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, geneticists, and other specialists if needed.

Third year fellows have a total of 5 months of research time divided into 3 months and 2 month, 1 month as supervisor of labor and delivery and 6 months of MFM clinical services which is divided into 3 months at Truman Medical Center and 3 months at St. Luke’s Hospital.

  July August September October November December
PGY7
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
MFM
Clinical
Services
January February March April May June
Research Research Research Supervisor L&D Research Research

While on clinical service at St. Luke’s Hospital – … insert Karen info here.

Through their clinical experiences at both institutions, fellows gain experience in

 
  • Ultrasound for fetal anatomic surveys and growth assessment
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Nuchal translucency
  • Doppler assessments
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Fetal blood sampling
  • Cerclage procedures
  • Cesarean hysterectomy
  • Amniocentesis (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • PUBS
  • Fetal Bladder shunts

In addition, the program includes weekly didactic Creasy chapter reviews with faculty from all of the affiliated institutions, a monthly journal club, quarterly M&M’s and a variety of other in-house conference and didactics.

Fellows may take 1-2 in-house calls per month as the general OB/GYN attending in compliance with ACGME duty hours, compensated as moonlight salary.