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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

The mission of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is to advance the healthcare of women regionally in the State of Indiana, and further impact the quality of women's health care both nationally and abroad.

MFM_fellow_lab-325.jpgOur fellowship training program was accredited in May of 2012 by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) to cultivate the next generation of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) practitioners to fill a regional shortage of perinatologists and arm them with the necessary skills to independently care for pregnant women with multiple medical and obstetrical problems in the rural communities of the Midwest.  We are also committed to training new MFM specialists with the academic expertise to become future leaders in the field.

Educational Objectives for each Fellow
  • Serve as a professional healthcare advocate for all pregnant women
  • Function as a collaborative consultant to general OB/GYN and other healthcare providers in the management of complicated pregnancies
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in performing and interpreting prenatal extensive ultrasound
  • Develop proficient skills in performance and interpretation of fetal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Practice evidence-based medicine in provision of maternal-fetal medicine care using knowledge of maternal physiology, pathophysiology, and review of the most current medical literature
  • Acquire the skills to be an experienced educator for learners from all walks of life and develop a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Fulfill the graduate degree requirements for a Masters in Clinical or Translational Research in the CITE program and gain an appreciation for the role that translational research plays in perinatal medicine
Highlights of our Fellowship Program
  • PUBS with IUT and other fetal interventional procedures
  • CVS and amniocentesis training
  • Global Health elective in Infectious Disease at our sister hospital in Kenya
  • Pediatric Genetics rotation at Riley Children's Hospital
  • Fetal echocardiography rotation with skilled Riley Pediatric Cardiologists
  • Masters or Certificate Programs in Clinical or Translational Research Centering Pregnancy

8645efa178c6eeacf292c8e6a52666b22.jpgApplications for the Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Indiana University are due by May 31st. Please apply by visiting /medstudents /eras/fellowship_applicants/

Applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Four (4) letters of recommendation (including Residency Program Director, Chair of OB/GYN Department, and a mentor who can attest to your interest in Maternal-Fetal Medicine)
  • CREOG scores (years 1-3)
  • MSPE
  • USMLE scores
  • Medical school transcript
  • A one (1) page personal statement that explains your interest in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Current photo (passport size) 

For questions about our MFM Fellowship, please contact:

Cheryl L. Avery
MFM Fellowship Coordinator
Phone:  317.944.8182
FAX:  317.944.7417

Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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