The overall goals of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Fellowship program include training subspecialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) who are excellent clinicians capable of providing comprehensive care for pregnant women with medical, obstetric or surgical complications which impact the health of the mother, fetus or both. Our objective is to provide supervision and training for each fellow with progression of responsibilities from that of dependent trainee to an independent MFM specialist. In addition, our goal is to train academicians and leaders who will have an impact in the field of MFM by contributing to and advancing the subspecialty through efforts in research and teaching. Through research projects and didactics, fellows are taught to use the statistical, epidemiologic and laboratory techniques necessary to develop an independent research program with a specific focus.
The MCW three year MFM Fellowship Program has been structured to meet all educational goals described by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). In addition, the program offers the option of obtaining a Master’s of Science in Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) with particular areas of concentration in epidemiology and outcomes research or translational research, or a Master’s of Science in Public Health (MPH). At a minimum all MFM fellows will obtain a graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science that includes coursework in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trial design and genetics. Each fellow is given 18 months of dedicated research time within the three years, as well as a rich clinical MFM experience including 18 months of clinical work.
Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).