The intent of the educational process is to provide the essential understanding and knowledge to render outstanding maternal-fetal care. In addition, the fellowship will provide opportunities for individualized academic investigations, which are not only required for subspecialty certification, but will foster a lifelong spirit of inquiry.
Lecture and educational conferences:
During each academic year, there are regularly scheduled lectures on the fundamentals of perinatal medicine. Regularly scheduled lectures/conferences include:
•Biweekly conferences reviewing topics on prenatal diagnosis, genetics, teratology, infectious disease, and postnatal management of fetal complications
•Weekly clinical conferences covering the entire field of obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine (including acute intrapartum/antepartum/postpartum complications, medical complications of pregnancy, and fetal and maternal physiology).
•Monthly multidisciplinary conference of antenatal management and post-hoc review of prenatally-diagnosed anomalies, allowing for collaboration between perinatologists, genetic counselors, neonatologists, pediatric subspecialists, and radiologists.
•Monthly multidisciplinary conferences covering basic science research in obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics
•Weekly departmental Grand Rounds
•Monthly departmental Morbidity & Mortality
•Quarterly divisional Journal Club
•Quarterly perinatology-neonatology joint conferences covering clinical scenarios with challenging fetal and neonatal outcomes
•Semiannual placental pathology conferences
We encourage fellow attendance and participation at regional and national conferences. The department will pay the expenses for educational conferences where a fellow presents. In addition, each fellow is given an annual CME stipend for travel to conferences, textbooks, and other educational expenses.