Maternal–Fetal Medicine Fellowship
The three-year Maternal–Fetal Medicine Fellowship offered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides exceptional and compassionate training for physicians seeking to specialize in caring for people with high-risk pregnancies. Our fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Maternal–Fetal Medicine Fellowship program aims include the following:
- train specialists in maternal–fetal medicine with expertise in clinical practice, research, and public health, and teach the skills they need to excel in the challenging environment of academic medicine
- prepare fellows to act as consultants to general obstetricians, as well as to participate in the regionalization of perinatal services
- prepare fellowship graduates to obtain American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification in maternal–fetal medicine
The program is overseen by Hye J. Heo, MD, fellowship director.
Fellows rotate through the following areas at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island:
- inpatient and outpatient maternal–fetal medicine
- labor and delivery
- medical intensive care unit (MICU)
- neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
- obstetrics anesthesia
Fellows have the option to select from electives in subjects such as fetal echocardiography/advanced ultrasound, clinical or molecular genetics, NICU, and clinical informatics.
Didactic conferences include a weekly fetal ultrasound conference, monthly perinatal pathology and maternal–fetal medicine/neonatal conferences, weekly research meetings, a weekly maternal–fetal medicine fellows’ lecture series, and monthly journal clubs and biostatistics/epidemiology chapter reviews, as well as departmental grand rounds and obstetrical mortality and morbidity conferences.
Our state-of-the-art research facility is located one block from NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and includes basic science laboratory space. The Hollis Health Sciences Library is accessible to residents and fellows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fellows also have access to the Clinical Research Center, Biomedical Research Core, and Biostatistics Core.
Our educational program is designed to culminate in a hypothesis-based research thesis, which fellows complete by graduation. Our faculty offer ongoing mentorship and weekly collaborative meetings to assist fellows in the development and completion of a research protocol. Fellows have access to faculty in critical care, genetics, infectious diseases, neonatology, obstetric anesthesia, and pathology.
All fellows are expected to attend and participate in the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and are encouraged to disseminate their research findings at other scientific meetings as appropriate. Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available. Our staff includes one clinical research coordinator dedicated to assisting investigators with Institutional Review Board submissions and patient enrollment, and fellows also have access to institutional statistical support to aid in data analysis.
Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through the basic science laboratory, which provides access to equipment and resources to facilitate immunoassays, cryopreservation of biological samples, real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), flow cytometry, and cell–tissue culture.
How to Apply
We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information sent to ERAS must include the following:
- CV (which also includes all activities since graduating medical school, plus any time not spent in residency training. This includes, but is not limited to, research, extended vacation time, volunteer work, military service, and medical leave.)
- personal statement (one page preferred)
- up to three letters of reference (including one from the residency program director, and at least one from an immediate supervisor of an activity following residency)
Applications should be completed and submitted electronically through ERAS by the date listed by the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine (SMFM). Notification of candidates for interviews will begin shortly after the submission deadline
For general inquiries about our program and how to apply, please email Ruth Ansell, academic coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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