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Maternal - Fetal Medicine

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 3 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation, Completion of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 3

Approved per Year (if applicable): 1

Dedicated research year offered: No (although fellows spend 12 months of fellowship in research)

Medical Student Rotation availability: No

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number: 253-968-2767


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

Madigan’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship program is a storied program that began in 1978. In the 46-year history of the program, we have a 100% first time pass rate on the Written MFM Boards and 100% first time pass rate on the Oral MFM boards. Our program is heavily ultrasound focused and graduating fellows will not only be facile in performing and interpreting fetal surveys, doppler evaluation, invasive ultrasound guided procedures but will also complete fetal echocardiography hands on training equivalent to a Pediatric Cardiology fellowship. Fellows supplement their training by rotating at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington where they will become proficient in chorionic villus sampling.

Our fellows are heavily involved in research, and we have two well-established basic science models including a murine model of preterm labor and placenta perfusion model, with robust research mentorship both in basic science and clinical research. We have a dedicated Basic Science laboratory including Animal Models program with a dedicated Molecular Biology Ph.D. for the MFM Research platform. We have significant funding including two NIH R01 grants totaling more12 million dollars, as well as three Cooperative Research and Development Agreements with other major research institutions including the University of Washington, University of Pittsburgh and University of Arkansas, as well as one patent granted in 2020. Our fellows have won national awards including the Oral Plenary Basic Science Award at the 2024 Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting.

Those completing their MFM fellowship at Madigan will have well-rounded training with superior training in ultrasound skills, research and MFM procedures.

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Maternal - Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program

Location: Madigan Army Medical Center, Obstetrics Specialty Services, Level 1, Medical Mall Building

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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