MFM Fellowship Curriculum and Rotations

MFM Rotations By Year

First Year
Second YearThird Year
MFM Clinic
MFM Clinic
Ultrasound Clinic 3 Weeks VacationUltrasound Clinic
Labor and DeliveryLabor and Delivery
Intensive Care Unit Pediatric Cardiology
3 Weeks Vacation 3 Weeks Vacation

General Schedule

  • Year 1: Clinical Rotations
  • Year 2: Research
  • Year 3: Clinical Rotations, Electives, and Research 
  • Call: MFM phone back up 1-2 nights/week, One weekend Labor & Delivery call (two 12-hour shifts) 

Rotation Descriptions

Rotation Descriptions: First and third-year fellow rotations are in monthly (or two week) blocks where they train in the outpatient and inpatient settings.


Fellows must complete and defend a research thesis prior to graduation. Research time is provided in the first year to explore research interests and develop a research question. By the end of the first year and with guidance from a research mentor, fellows will develop and obtain approval for a research protocol. The second year of the fellowship is dedicated to completing the research project. In addition to the thesis project, fellows are also encouraged to participate in other research endeavors and to disseminate their research findings at national meetings. The senior fellow will defend his or her thesis to the entire division in the spring prior to graduation.

Call Description

  • MFM back up 1-2 nights/week,
  • One-weekend in-house call per month (8a to 8p on Saturday and Sunday)

Academic Activities

  • Wednesday mornings (entire department)
    • Grand Rounds
    • M&M
    • Institutional GME Lectures
  • Weekly MFM Journal Club (organized by fellows)
  • Weekly MFM Fellow Didactic Lecture (given by MFM and guest faculty)
  • Weekly Perinatal Conference
  • Monthly Combined MFM/Neonatology Conference (given by fellows)
  • Monthly Department Journal Club
  • Monthly Ultrasound Case Review
  • Monthly Simulation Sessions