The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Fellowship Program in the Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine prepares participants to become fully-qualified clinicians in the subspecialty, to develop the ability to pursue an academic career, and to improve the health care of women and their developing fetuses and infants. The 3-year program, which is accredited by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialty Board of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, enrolls one new fellow each year.
Dr. Barak Rosenn, MD, Director of the Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is also the director of the fellowship program. “The program offers a wealth of opportunity for our fellows to become experts in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies,” says Dr. Rosenn. “The Division of MFM oversees the obstetrical care of over 6,200 deliveries each year, 30-40% of which are at high risk. Our highly-educated and experienced faculty is adept at supporting these women through their pregnancies and achieving favorable outcomes. Many faculty have also achieved national recognition for their research, and serve as mentors to guide the fellows as they develop the skills to perform both clinical and basic research.”
The Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) fellowship program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (SLRHC) prepares MFM fellows to become fully qualified clinicians in their subspecialty, as well as to develop the ability to pursue an academic career and to improve the health care of women and their unborn children. As such, the program emphasizes mastery of the principles and methods by which clinical and basic research projects are conceptualized, designed, conducted, concluded, and published according to hypothesis-driven statistical methodology.
The fellowship program draws upon the experience of the MFM and affiliated clinical and basic science faculty at SLRHC, many of whom have gained national recognition and have long and successful research track records. With such faculty serving as mentors, MFM fellows are guided through the research process and are expected to develop the ability to present their findings at national and international professional meetings and to publish their research in peer review journals. Faculty mentors provide a key element in fellowship training, stimulating the fellow to excel in all areas of endeavors, including broad-based laboratory or clinical research, and providing supervision and sufficient protected time for research.
During their research blocks, fellows have the opportunity to become familiarized with the research initiatives and opportunities at the departmental and institutional level. In doing so, fellows pursue focused areas of interest, ultimately leading up to research proposals that are reviewed by the MFM division and carried out under the guidance of a mentor. Several of the department’s faculty have established research careers, and throughout the institution there is a wealth of opportunity to develop research, both in the clinical and basic sciences. A sample of SLRHC programs available to fellows includes the New York Obesity Research Center, the Placental Perfusion Research Laboratory, the Placental Pathology Lab, and the Chemical Dependency Institute.
|7/01/12||Candidates may register with ERAS and begin to work on applications.|
|11/15/12||Candidates may begin submitting applications to our MFM Fellowship Program via the ERAS Web Site.|
|5/31/13||Last day to submit applications via ERAS for the position beginning July 2013.|
|Jun 2013||NRMP Registration Begins|
|Oct 2013||Match Day|
|7/1/14||2014 Fellow Begins Program|
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