The program of medical education in Maternal Fetal Medicine of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center trains physicians for subspecialty board certification and provides the basis for career development in clinical Maternal-Fetal Medicine, clinical investigation, and basic science research.
At the Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a division of Montefiore Medical Center, the Fellowship works actively in the Maternal-Fetal Assessment Center, to which patients are referred for antepartum fetal heart rate monitoring and for ultrasound examination. The Fellow performs the evaluation and acts as a consultant to the private referring staff. He or she works with the residents to manage patients on the antepartum high-risk service. Tertiary level neonatal intensive care and obstetric anesthesia training are available at both clinical sites.
During the three year Fellowship, clinical time is divided equally between the municipal and private services. Fellows are the primary consultants for the labor and delivery suite at the Jacobi Medical Center site, and for the antepartum-testing unit. They participate in four outpatient clinics: the High Risk Obstetric Clinic, which provides care for patients with medical and obstetric complications of pregnancy, the Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic, the Genetics Clinic, and the Prevention of Prematurity Clinic. The fellow takes an active role in both patient care and in teaching on the service. Amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling and other sophisticated diagnostic services are performed within the Department's own Division of Reproductive Genetics, well-equipped with modern diagnostic and research technology.
Fellowship activities are conducted in two major teaching hospitals. The Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a division of Montefiore Medical Center, is a 431-bed voluntary university hospital. The obstetrics service oversees more than 3600 deliveries per year. The Jacobi Medical Center is a 700-bed general hospital, where more than 2000 patients are delivered each year. A 44-bed maternity unit, including a busy antepartum service, provides a venue for care of a very high-risk population of women.
Applicants who are graduates of United States or Canadian medical schools must document having successfully completed at least four years of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)- accredited residency training with not less than 36 months of clinical obstetrics and gynecology. Foreign medical graduates will be eligible for appointment if they provide written confirmation from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology that their residency training qualifies them as active candidates in obstetrics and gynecology, and if they have passed the Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) examination or its equivalent. All applicants must demonstrate that they are fully qualified for medical licensure in New York State.