Program Description

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine's Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program was started in 1980. It is a three-year training program accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The goal of the program is to adequately prepare the fellow for an academic or practice career in maternal-fetal medicine.

Candidates interested in applying to the MFM fellowship program must have satisfactorily completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency program accredited by the ACGME or the Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CRCPSC) and be eligible to take the written and oral exam for certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology administered by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).

Candidates must also have passed the USMLE Step 3 exam.

Training Program Oversight

Graduate medical training programs of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are managed through the Capital Area Health Consortium and Graduate Medical Education Office of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. General and specific information about training programs and benefits can be found on these sites. There are common policies for house-staff in all training programs (house-staff policy book) and policies specific to the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. These policies are updated as needed.

Program Faculty and Fellows

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship faculty are located at three training sites – UConn John Dempsey Hospital, Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The faculty members are full-time staff at their respective sites. They are actively involved in clinical care, education and clinical research. In addition to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty, the program relies on involvement of faculty in important related subspecialty areas of Neonatology, Pediatric Cardiology, Perinatal Pathology, Human Genetics, Developmental Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, and Infectious Disease for the fellows training. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center have residency and fellowship training programs in all the major medical and surgical fields whose faculty are available for input in the fellow’s training and management of our high risk patients.

During the three year program there are 18 months of training in clinical perinatology and 18 months of dedicated research time. The training block diagrams outline the activities the fellow will focus on in the PGY5, PGY6, and PGY7 year of training. The monthly schedules are general guides to site activities and might change based on program needs or requirements.