There are over 4,000 deliveries, and 8,500 ultrasounds done between Truman Medical Center and Saint 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, labor and delivery as supervisor, neonatology, genetics, cardiac ICU and MFM clinical service between both institutions.
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 service which is divided into 3 months at Truman Medical Center and 3 months at Saint Luke’s Hospital.
Third year fellows have a total of 5 months of research towards the end of the academic year, 1 month of labor and delivery as supervisor and 6 months of MFM clinical service which is divided into 3 months at Truman Medical Center and 3 months at Saint Luke’s Hospital.
Through the fellow’s clinical experiences at both institutions, they will 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)
- 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 conferences and didactics.
After the first six months of fellowship and with approval from the Clinical Competency Committee, fellows may have the opportunity to take 1-2 in-house calls per month as the general OB/GYN attending in compliance with ACGME duty hours. In-house call is compensated as moonlight salary.