Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
IU School of Medicine’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training program is designed to ﬁll a regional shortage of perinatologists and prepare these physicians to independently care for pregnant women with medical and obstetrical problems and emerge as future leaders in this ﬁeld of medicine. The program was accredited in May 2012 by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).
Among the program’s educational objectives, the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship trains Ob/Gyn physicians to serve as a professional health care advocate for all pregnant women and function as a collaborative consultant to general Ob/Gyn and other health care providers in the management of complicated pregnancies.
After completing this training, physicians are prepared to demonstrate knowledge and proﬁciency in performing and interpreting prenatal extensive ultrasound as well as fetal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and to practice evidence-based medicine in provision of maternal-fetal medicine care using knowledge of maternal physiology, pathophysiology, and review of the most current medical literature. Program participants acquire the skills to be an experienced educator for learners from all walks of life and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.
The fellowship curriculum fulﬁlls the graduate degree requirements for a Masters in Clinical or Translational Research in the CITE program and helps physicians gain an appreciation for the role that translational research plays in perinatal medicine. Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellows gain experience in percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (PUBS) with intrauterine fetal transfusion (IUT) PUBS with IUT and other fetal interventional procedures as well as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis training.