MFM Fellowship Experience & Rotation Schedules

MFM Fellowship Experience & Rotation Schedules

Each fellow is given 18 months of dedicated research time within the three years, as well as a rich clinical MFM experience including:

Research

19 months of dedicated research time is given within the three years. The fellow will have many opportunities to pursue basic science/translational research with the guidance of Dr. Ramani Ramchandran, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who will assist in their laboratory mentor selection, or a clinical/translational research program under the direction of Dr. Janet Rader, Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Clinicals

12 months of Clinical MFM

The fellows on the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Outpatient/Ultrasound Rotation, located in the Maternal Fetal Care Center, will be expected to understand and participate in basic and complicated MFM care. The fellow will experience a wide range of maternal and fetal complications during the rotation. They will work with the MFM attendings to continue to build a foundation of skills in interviewing, informed decision-making, performing basic and detailed sonography, interpreting scans, and development of management plans with appropriate supervision.

2 months of Labor and Delivery

The fellow on the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Labor and Delivery Rotation, located in our Birth Center, will be expected to understand and participate in basic and complicated intrapartum and postpartum MFM care. The fellow will experience a wide range of maternal and fetal complications during the rotation. They will work with the MFM attendings to continue to build a foundation of skills in interviewing, informed decision-making, and the development of management plans with appropriate supervision. The fellow will be responsible to teach and direct residents in clinical work.

1 month of Critical Care

The fellow on the Critical Care Rotation, located in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Froedtert Hospital, will be expected to understand and participate in basic and complicated critical care of patients in the SICU. The fellow will experience a wide range of complications during the rotation. They will work with the Surgical Critical Care attendings and fellows to build a foundation of skills in understanding and participating in assessment, decision-making, and the development of management plans with appropriate supervision.

1 month of Neonatology

The fellow on the Neonatology Rotation, located in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, will be expected to understand and participate in NICU care. The fellow will experience a wide range of neonatal complications during the rotation including ventilation management, metabolic abnormalities, and surgical disorders. They will also observe many procedures including catheterizations, line placements, and chest tube insertions. They will work with the Neonatology attendings and fellows in the development of management plans of the neonates.

2 months of Genetics

The fellow on the Genetics Rotation, located in the Maternal Fetal Care Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, will be expected to understand and participate in Genetic Counseling of high risk pregnancies and common genetic pediatric disorders. The fellow will learn about a wide range of topics during the rotation including counseling of Advanced Maternal Age, autosomal recessive disorders, cytogenetics, and diagnostic testing. They will assist in the development of specialized care plans for patients under the supervision of the Geneticists and counselors.

Continuity Clinic

Each fellow will spend one half day per week in the Fellow’s Continuity Clinic, located in the Maternal Fetal Care Center, throughout the three years of their fellowship training. The fellow will be expected to learn basic and complex high-risk conditions while providing prenatal care for continuity patients and preconception / MFM consults for referred patients.

On-site Educational Conferences

Protected time is given every Wednesday morning to for didactics. These include the weekly MFM Fellow Lecture series, the weekly Fetal Concerns Conference, the monthly MFM Neonatology Conference, the monthly MFM Journal Club, and every other monthly Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy seminar.

Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science or Public Health

A certificate in Clinical and Translational Science or Public Health is part of the program and is paid for in full by the department.

Masters in Clinical and Translational Science or Public Health

Those fellows opting to obtain a Masters in Clinical and Translational Science or a Masters in Public Health must declare this in the first year and their schedule will be adjusted to accommodate their required coursework. However, the total months on each rotation will not change. Graduate courses can easily be accommodated during any rotation, but are recommended to be heavily concentrated into the research months.