Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship 

Become a well-rounded Maternal-Fetal- Medicine physician by pursuing a fellowship at The University of New Mexico.  

The three-year program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Fellows get an immersive experience at UNM

Train on the most advanced technology in obstetrical, surgical and medical subspecialty care Subspecialists are available 24 hours a day for consultation. Serve as point person for inpatient ambulatory patient transfers to gain a better understanding of the risks, benefits and costs of transporting patients to UNM.    

Sharpen your MFM consultative skillsUnder faculty supervision, residents provide telephone consultations in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado through the Physician Access Line Service. Fellows also advise residents and colleagues on complicated obstetric cases. Meet current Maternal Fetal Medicine Faculty and Fellows. 

Earn comprehensive benefits while you train. Apply through ERAS to become a fellow today. 

MFM Learning Opportunities

Fellows’ clinical responsibilities resemble those of junior faculty. You will’ll work with and supervise residents in: 

  • Antepartum ward and clinics 
  • Labor and delivery 
  • Special and intensive care units 
  • Ultrasound and genetics 

 

 Residents and fellows gain plenty of experience in performing complex obstetrical procedures such as:  

  • Cervical cerclages 
  • Chorionic villous samplings 
  • Amniocenteses 
  • Cordocenteses 
  • Doppler evaluations 
  • Fetal echocardiography examinations 
  • Therapeutic amnioreductions 

 

Continuity of Care 

Fellows care for patients throughout pregnancy and postpartum at a weekly outpatient continuity clinic. You will have the opportunity to see the same patients upon hospital admission and may take part in their labor and delivery care. After delivery, these patients are admitted to the MFM service and receive care before discharge. 

MFM fellows typically complete three to five research projects during the program. Most present their findings at national scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals.  

 

You can access support through: 

  • Coursework that builds skills in clinical and laboratory research 
  • Regular access to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology research operations manager 
  • Work with the UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) 

UNM's curriculum provides exceptional opportunities to grow your knowledge base, including: 

  • Basic science techniques taught through didactic instruction and hands-on lab experience 
  • Epidemiology instruction 
  • Grant writing training through the department and the CTSC 
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) training 
  • Manuscript preparation 
  • Statistics workshops 
  • Study design, ethics and conflict of interest training 
  • Independent investigation skills 

 

Thesis 

Review progress on your thesis with the fellowship director regularly starting no later than the beginning of your second year. You’ll present the thesis project at our annual Women’s Health Research Symposium and at national scientific meetings. Defend your thesis in May of your third year, after completing your manuscript.  

 

Didactic Sessions 

During weekly didactic sessions, you’ll cover ultrasound and general maternal and fetal medicine. A weekly multidisciplinary case review explores: 

  • All current fetal anomalies 
  • Selected fetal complications 
  • Selected maternal complications 
  • Neonatal outcomes 

 

The review also includes a didactic presentation by a neonatal or MFM fellow. 

MFM fellows complete a wide variety of rotations to develop well-rounded skills in all aspects of perinatal medicine. You’ll complete rotations in:  

  • Clinic/Wards 
  • Genetics 
  • Labor and Delivery 
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit  
  • Neonatology