Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Curriculum

Master
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Clinical Training

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Under the supervision of one of the largest MFM divisions in the country, each fellow will experience clinical training at our county facility, Ben Taub Hospital and at the Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women.

Unique clinical features of our fellowship include programs in fetal imaging, fetal surgery, placenta percreta, as well as a dedicated maternal ICU at the PFW.

These multidisciplinary services create comprehensive training experiences in fetal imaging (ultrasound, MRI, echocardiography), critical care obstetrics and operative obstetrics. Clinical and basic science research opportunities abound with ongoing projects in medical complications of pregnancy, fetal imaging, genetics, and fetal intervention.

Additionally, the department operates several large databases including PeriBank, a fully integrated database and specimen repository (maternal, paternal, cord blood, and placenta) derived from thousands of deliveries per year.

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Tracks

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Each Fellow is given the opportunity to pursue additional training through the Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Scientist Training Program.

MFM/Critical Care Track

Fellows who wish to pursue a 3.5 year combined MFM/Critical Care Medicine track must declare their intent to do so within the first six months of fellowship.  One fellow per year may apply. Acceptance to this track requires a separate application to surgical critical care. Elective time will be used to fulfill the 12 months of critical care training.

MFM/Medical Genetics & Genomics

Fellows interested in completing a joint Maternal Fetal Medicine / Medical Genetics and Genomics Fellowship must apply for and interview for a  joint fellowship. Learn more information about this program.

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Electives

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Clinical elective rotations may include fetal echocardiography, tropical medicine or additional labor and delivery, ultrasound, genetics, antepartum or research rotations based on the individual fellow’s interests and strengths.

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Responsibilities

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Through the course of the clinical fellowship, with experience, fellows will assume a progressively independent role in the management of patients. This will include the supervision of residents and medical students in the development of management plans for the patients on labor and delivery under the supervision of MFM Faculty. 
 
The fellows will have a weekly half-day continuity clinic at the Ben Taub during their first year and rotate through sub-specialty clinics during the second and third years of fellowship. At the Pavilion for Women inpatient (antepartum) and outpatient services (ultrasound), the fellows will be given increasing responsibility to develop the plan of care and generate consultation reports and communicate with referring physicians.