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MFM Curriculum

Rotation Schedule


The First Year

  • 3 Months – Inpatient MFM Service
  • 3 Months – Fetal Evaluation and Treatment
  • 2 Months – Outpatient Clinics
  • 4 Months - Graduate Courses and Research

The Second Year

  • 1 Month – Outpatient Clinics
  • 1 Month – Inpatient MFM Service
  • 1 Month - Supervisor of Labor and Delivery
  • 2 Months – Fetal Evaluation and Treatment/Fetal Care Institute
  • 1 Month – Medical/Surgical ICU
  • 1 Month – Genetics
  • 1 Month - Neonatal ICU
  • 1 Month - Perinatal Pathology
  • 3 Months - Research

The Third Year

  • 11 Months – Research
  • 1 Month – Supervisor of Labor and Deliver

Additional Requirements

The fellow is expected to conduct independent hypothesis-based research under a mentor’s supervision. A first author, hypothesis-based, written research manuscript is required prior to graduation. This thesis must be defended to thesis committee in preparation for MFM oral board exam.

The MFM fellows will take courses in quantitative techniques including biostatistics and other areas (such as epidemiology, research design and implementation).

The fellow is expected to have a permanent Missouri License, DEA, and BNDD prior to starting fellowship. Hospital and university credentialing, GME orientation, and all required training must be completed prior to the start of clinical rotations (July 1). Human research training (e.g. CITI) is required.

The incoming first year fellow must complete an application for MFM fellowship through the American Board of OB/GYN. This must be received by ABOG no later than 90 days prior to starting training (last business day of March for July 1 start).

Fellows will take 3 in-house night calls per month as the general OB/GYN attending, in addition, 2 holidays will be covered annually.

Fellows will take part in weekly fellow seminar series, monthly ultrasound/genetics series, and monthly journal club. Participation in semi-annual MFM-Neonatal-Clinical Pathologic case-based conference is required for fellows. Fellows are encouraged to participate in weekly SMFM Fellows lecture series.

ABOG MFM Fellowship Guide to Learning (Guide to Learning)  
ABOG Clinical Experience Log (Clinical Experience Log)

MFM Fellowship Training Program
Morgan Schroeder, Coordinator

Mailing Address:
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health/Fellowship Program
6420 Clayton Road, Suite 2800  || St. Louis MO 63117
Phone: (314) 768-8873 || Fax: (314) 768-8776