A full 50% of fellowship time or 18 months is dedicated to research. Specific metrics with suggested timelines have been developed in order for the fellow to successfully complete the research project and thesis. Fellows will be expected to participate in UK Clinical Research Organization (CRO) sponsored workshops, lectures and online training courses for IRB, grant writing, and bioethics. Fellows will be encouraged to complete a Masters in Clinical Science through the College of Medicine. Several small internal grants are available to support a fellow’s research project. Each fellow will have a formal research mentor and a thesis committee that is coordinated and meeting regularly by the end of the first year.
Clinical time is appropriately divided between ultrasound /prenatal diagnosis (Fetal medicine) and labor and delivery/antepartum service and outpatient care (Maternal medicine). Clinical time will also be spent with Pediatric Cardiology (Echo lab) and in the Cytogenetics laboratory. Elective rotations are available in Infectious Disease/HIV Clinic, Critical Care, and the Neonatal Intensive Care. Fellows will have 3-4 units of independent night call monthly in Labor and Delivery.
Conference time for fellows occurs on Friday afternoon throughout all three years. Fellows will also be expected to participate and assume a leadership role in the ongoing monthly MFM/Neonatal Conference.
Application process is via ERAS