Clinical Curriculum


At the Detroit Medical Center, the obstetrical and high-risk antepartum services, as well as incoming maternal transports lead to diversity and a high volume of complicated pregnancies. Both MFM Division faculty and other selected subspecialists supervise the Fellows, and offer mentorship and guidance throughout the training period to prepare them for independent practice within the subspecialty. There is a strong emphasis on the prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies using ultrasound, and on the performance of antepartum procedures, intrapartum procedures, and invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis. Fellows are also expected to gain competence in understanding the effects of pregnancy on the fetus/neonate.

Clinical Rotations include:

  • High-Risk Maternal-Fetal Medicine (outpatient, inpatient)
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound and Fetal Echocardiography
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Elective rotations (e.g. Obstetric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Gynecologic Ultrasound)

Detroit Medical Center facilities include:

  • Maternal Special Care Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • 20 Mother/Baby Units
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit