Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

The Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology advanced training program in Maternal Fetal Medicine provides trainees with the knowledge, skills, and experience vital to become a successful leader in the field.

Program Overview

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Our program is structured to provide 12 months of research experience, 18 months of clinical training, and the opportunity to take 6 months of electives (including core clinical time, research time, or off-service clinical electives).

Our trainees have ample opportunities to engage with high-complexity cases. Trainees spend 2 months as Labor and Delivery Supervisors on Michigan Medicine’s Labor and Delivery Unit which services over 4,900 births per year. They also have the opportunity to spend 4 months in our Fetal Diagnostic and Treatment Center which sees over 15,000 patients a year and offers a full range of fetal procedures including intrauterine transfusion, laser ablation for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in utero myelomeningocele repair, and tracheal occlusion for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. In addition, trainees will participate in specialty outpatient prenatal clinics including diabetes in pregnancy, program for women with substance use disorders in pregnancy, and Cardio-Obstetrics.

Our trainees benefit from nationally renowned faculty who are dedicated to the education and mentorship of our learners.

Our goal is to help advanced trainees identify their paths as future leaders in maternal and fetal medicine and to provide them with resources for their individual success.

Core Program Components

Clinical Training

Fellows spend their clinical time at the main University of Michigan campus.  Clinical time is divided between outpatient clinics, the Fetal Diagnostic and Treatment Center, the antepartum service, and labor and delivery in addition to core rotation and other electives.  Fellows participate in multiple clinics including fellow continuity clinic, diabetes in pregnancy clinic, preconception counseling clinic, clinic for women with substance use disorders in pregnancy, Cardio-Obstetrics clinic,and high-risk pregnancy clinic.  Fellows both supervise resident physicians and independently see patients under the supervision of division faculty. Time in the Fetal Diagnostic and Treatment Center is spent learning to obtain ultrasound images early in fellowship and progresses to interpreting scans and counseling patients. Fellows participate in a wide array of fetal procedures from amniocentesis to intra-uterine transfusions to laser ablation of the communicating vessels for twin-to-twin transfusion. Fellows occupy a leadership role on labor and delivery both when supervising normal labor as well as when leading the inpatient antepartum team. Fellows actively participate in surgical procedures on labor and delivery including cerclage placement and cesarean hysterectomies, as well as attending vaginal and cesarean births. In addition, training includes one month in the medical or surgical ICU as well as two months focused on genetics and genomics.

Research Opportunities

Fellows are supported to pursue research that inspires them.  Recent fellows have engaged in a variety of studies from randomized controlled trials on labor and delivery to basic science projects. Fellows are able to engage with both faculty within the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, as well as with faculty mentors from across the University of Michigan campus.

Education

Fellows have weekly teaching sessions designed to support their education and professional development.  The sessions are led by faculty from the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division as well as faculty from throughout the School of Medicine to allow for a breadth and depth of mentorship and education.

Michigan Medicine Didactic Curriculum

The Department is home to 10 Board-certified and non-Board certified clinical and research fellowships in obstetrics and gynecology. To promote cross-specialty collaboration, all trainees take part in our Fellowship Common Curriculum. These are ½ day educational seminars on numerous topics relevant to clinical research and academic leadership.  Topics include research design and implementation, identifying funding opportunities, manuscript timelines and preparation, how to be an effective teacher, and employment contracts. In addition, the department sponsors social events for fellows and advanced trainees across all specialties to further encourage collaboration and to help fellows build both a professional and personal network.

Application Information

  • ERAS  application
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation - a minimum of 3 (ERAS can hold up to 4)
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • Medical School Transcript
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No supplemental documentation is required.

Fellowship applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

The application deadline for a July 2022 start date is May 3, 2021. Invitations will be extended on May 17, 2021. Interview dates will be Monday, July 19, and Saturday, August 14.

Salary

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract. More information about trainee salary, benefits, and employment eligibility are available on the University of Michigan House Officers Association website.

Program Leadership

Dee E. Fenner, M.D.

Department Chair
Dr.Langen

Elizabeth Langen, M.D.

Program Director

Maeve Sullivan

Program Manager
L4000 University Hospital South
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5276
(734) 764-7261