The overall mission of the MFM Fellowship Training Program at Yale is to train leaders in perinatal health. Specifically, we aim to recruit the most promising Ob/Gyn residency graduates from around the United States, to educate and train them over a period of 3 years with a view to ensuring that each fellow graduates as a highly competent MFM practitioner, and to prepare them for future careers in academic medicine, research, and/or community-based practice. We strive to achieve these objectives within the context of a secure and nurturing learning environment that promotes excellence in prenatal diagnosis, perinatal ultrasonography, obstetric surgical training, critical care obstetrics, and inpatient and outpatient obstetric management. To meet these objectives, we expect our MFM fellows to:
- Provide comprehensive and compassionate treatment to all women and families presenting for care.
- Acquire superior surgical skills and develop the knowledge base to understand the indications for and complications of individual surgical procedures.
- Acquire competency in managing normal and complicated obstetric patients before, during, and after delivery.
- Develop the judgment required to serve as a consultant to generalist Ob/Gyn practitioners.
- Acquire the requisite skills in prenatal diagnosis and perinatal ultrasound to diagnose and counsel couples at risk.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental areas of MFM as laid out in the Guide to Learning in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The program utilizes a combination of didactic lectures, chapter reviews, journal clubs, case conferences, and research conferences to achieve this objective.