Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

David S. McKenna, M.D., Director


newbornThe Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship program is designed to train physicians to be the educators and leaders in the field of maternal-fetal medicine in the 21st century. The three-year program fulfills the objectives of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology "Guide to Learning in Maternal-Fetal Medicine." Graduates will be eligible for subspecialty certification in maternal-fetal medicine.

The three-year curriculum consists of 12 months of clinical MFM, two months as supervisor of Labor and Delivery, one month in the medical intensive care unit, 12 months of blocked protected research time, and nine months of electives focused on a specific clinical or research area. The curriculum was changed in 2013 to reflect the new ABOG requirements. Unique opportunities exist to permit fellows to pursue intensive training in ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, intrauterine fetal therapy, and clinical research in ultrasound, neonatal neurosonography, and an international health component. Fellows may obtain the advanced degree of Master of Public Health from the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program began in 2007 and received accreditation by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in April 2008. The first fellow commenced training in July 2008 and graduated in 2011. In 2012, the program was reaccredited for three years. The program is currently accepting applications for 2014 and will participate in the National Resident Matching Program subspecialty match. Interested applicants should submit their application to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The application deadline is May 31, 2014. Interviews will be conducted in June, July and August. Please direct questions about the Fellowship or application to Dr. David S. McKenna via the Fellowship Coordinator, Loretta Christon, at (937) 208-2302 or lchriston@mvh.org.