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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Elective Catalog Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective

Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective

Preceptor: Christine Proudfit, M.D.
Course Code: 07-04
Contact: Luz-Maria Villa,
Telephone: (212) 263-3897

Prerequisites: Clerkship in OB/GYN

NOTE: Visiting students interested in an OB/GYN Elective should contact Luz-Maria Villa at the information provided above.


This elective includes antepartum and intrapartum diagnosis of maternal and fetal conditions in high risk pregnancy, electronic monitoring of mother and fetus in labor and intensive care of the parturient and neonate. Experience will be gained in the high risk clinic, labor and delivery and the newborn nurseries at Bellevue Hospital. Weekly conferences are held in Perinatal Medicine, Obstetrics, and Current Research respectively. Prenatal diagnosis, Ultrasonography, Amniocentesis and Fetal Monitoring techniques are emphasized. The student works directly with the house staff and fellows in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Objectives of the Elective

The student will understand the principles of prenatal diagnosis and care of high risk gravidas.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. Attendance at all conferences, lectures and consultations by the High Risk Service.
  2. Attendance at the High Risk Clinics and Prenatal Diagnostic Unit.
  3. Scrub on all complex cases.
  4. Night call on Labor & Delivery is available.
  5. PowerPoint presentation at Division Meeting.
  6. Keep a log of all patients seen in the rotation

Didactic Program:

Bedside Rounds with MFM Attending, Fellow and residents
Monday, 7:30am: Morning Report in L&D, MFM fellows didactic lecture, Multi-disciplinary High Risk Clinic meeting followed High Risk Clinic in the afternoon
Tuesday, 7:30am: M&M Conference, followed then by ultrasound, clinic or L&D coverage
Wednesday, 7:30am: Departmental Grand Rounds, followed by High Risk Clinic
Thursday, 7:30am: Morning Report in L&D, High Risk Clinic followed by Ultrasound or L&D coverage in the afternoon
Friday, 7:00am:
Morning Report in L&D, OB Journal Club, followed then by ultrasound, clinic or L&D coverage


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Rounds Rounds Rounds Rounds Rounds
  MFM lecture BH Conf Grand Rounds BH HRC OB Journal Club
  HRC meeting L&D BH HRC Clinic   L&D
PM Gouv HRC Clinic BH HRC Ultrasound Ultrasound
  Gouv HRC Clinic BH HRC L&D Ultrasound

Method of Evaluation

Fellows and Attendings evaluate the student. No exam is given, but the overall grade is given as a pass/fail, based on clinical performance and presentation at the Division Meeting. Home school evaluation forms are submitted to the course preceptor.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All year
Report to: New Bellevue 9E2 for brief orientation and schedule (email coordinator prior to start date to determine a time), then prearranged meeting with preceptor and fellows – email preceptor at least 2 weeks prior to start date.
Students per Period: 1-2
Duration: 4 weeks