Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Application Process

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program is a three-year training program. The program is approved for two fellows per year, for a total of six maternal fetal medicine fellows.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Applicants who are graduates of U.S. medical schools must have completed at least four years of approved residency training in obstetrics and gynecology to be eligible for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship.

Graduates of Canadian medical schools must present evidence that they have equivalent postgraduate training.

Candidates must be eligible to obtain Board Certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursuing the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Candidates who match will be notified by email of available dates to schedule an interview.  If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Melissa Dietrich


May 1, 2023

Submitting an Application

  1. Complete your application through ERAS
  2. Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

As part of the SAFAS process, prospective fellows will need to submit the following documentation:

  • USMLE Step I, II and III scores and/or COMLEX-USA 1, 2 and 3 scores
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Exchange Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates certification (if applicable)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant's residency program director. Letter of recommendations should be on letterhead and signed
  • Current photograph

Interview Process

Invitations for interviews will be sent by email from our fellowship coordinator, Melissa Dietrich. The evening before the interview includes ultrasound guided needle simulation broadcasted from our newly built Medical School located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. After this simulation, you will be given a short overview of the MFM Fellowship program before an informal social event.

A typical interview day generally lasts from 7:30 am to 4 pm and includes:

  • An introduction to the program from the program director, assistant director, vice-chair for research and department chair
  • Personal interviews with the program director and maternal-fetal-medicine (MFM) faculty and fellows
  • A virtual tour of the medical center and labor and delivery
  • Demonstration of our simulation techniques

Applicants will be notified of all final details closer to their interview dates.