The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a three-year, non-ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.
The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship is part of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, a tertiary care center that serves as the maternal transport center for Central Pennsylvania. Our Labor and Delivery Unit is state-of-the-art. The ultrasound unit consists of top-of-the-line equipment and multiple sonographers with an annual volume of about 12,000 scans. The fellowship training occurs in our outpatient offices, where the program director is located. Specialty rotations and electives are available.
In addition to our clinical strength, resources for basic and clinical science research are significant. We have fellowship faculty that are funded in basic science, translational and clinical research. About half of the fellowship time is devoted to development of research training endeavors. Fellows have a consistent educational and ultrasound curriculum dedicated to them. The fellow will have the Program Director as mentor. Our program offers valuable research opportunities that few fellowship programs are able to offer. The fellowship training has complete dedication to the guidelines and recommendations of ABOG. Educational curricula include fellow core series lectures, clinical and research journal clubs, ultrasound lectures, research reviews, a genetic series, epidemiology and biostatistics seminars, and a perinatal conference. Our perinatal genetic training includes amniocentesis, genetic counseling and non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. We offer a graduate certificate in clinical research. Epidemiology and research methodology are incorporated into the curriculum. Training involves a well-balanced combination of perinatal consultations, genetics, prenatal diagnosis/ treatment, high risk obstetrical care, and ultrasonography. We are planning to incorporate Simulation Center training into the fellowship curriculum.
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fetal Imaging Suite has received accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, an association dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of ultrasound. Accreditation means our practice has met nationally accepted standards and has demonstrated consistent excellence in patient care. Effectively and safely meeting the growing needs of our patients is our number one priority. We are a full-service obstetrical ultrasound facility that is a very valuable asset to the fellowship teaching program.
All graduated fellows currently are in academic/academic-affiliated programs. Some include Penn State College of Medicine, University of Washington in Spokane, University of Ohio in Toledo, University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, and University of Massachusetts.
All applications for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship are accepted through ERAS.
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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
500 University Dr.
P.O. Box 850, MC H103
Hershey, PA 17033-2390
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