Wake Forest School of Medicine has been training fellows in the subspecialty of maternal fetal medicine (MFM) since the 1970s, making it one of the longest-standing MFM fellowship programs in the country.
We provide a collaborative atmosphere where each individual is a learner as well as a teacher. As the only academic maternal fetal medicine practice in the western half of North Carolina with a MFM Fellowship program, we serve a large geographic area, which includes North Carolina, a significant part of western Virginia, the southern part of West Virginia and parts of Tennessee.
We foster close mentoring relationships and prepare fellows for all aspects of a professional career in maternal fetal medicine. Our fellows have pursued clinical practice around the country in both academic and private settings.
Fellows are encouraged to pursue their passions while working with mentors to enhance their clinical skills and while gaining valuable educational and research experience.
Why Train at Wake Forest?
As a fellow, you’ll gain confidence in common and rare obstetric and maternal fetal medicine-related procedures and clinical scenarios through a variety of simulations and task trainers developed by Drs. Brost and Nitsche.
Our fellows gain enough experience in performing and teaching these procedures that they routinely serve as workshop faculty for national postgraduate courses in ultrasound-guided needle procedures, even in the first year of their fellowship.
With more than 6,200 deliveries, our program provides rich learning opportunities. Maternal fetal medicine fellows rapidly gain clinical experience.
We also have a strong departmental focus on research. During your training, you’ll have many clinical, translational and basic science opportunities to work on, or you can develop your own line of research. Fellows who have trained under Drs. Brost and Nitsche commonly serve their academic departments and hospitals as leaders of simulation training.
- Provide fellows with the ability to approach the unusual and unique clinical situations seen in obstetrics patients
- Provide fellows with the educational background to excel in teaching within an academic setting
- Supply the tools necessary to understand, approach and perform high-quality research projects that lead toward the successful completion and defense of a thesis, which is used during the board certification process
The expectation is that on completion of our program, fellows will be successful in obtaining certification through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Presentations and Publications
Our fellows, faculty and students are dedicated to teaching through their publications, abstracts, workshops, poster presentations, invited speaking events, grand rounds and other oral presentations.