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Mission Statement

The Massachusetts General Hospital Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) service and fellowship strive:

  • To deliver the very best healthcare to our vibrant community in a safe, compassionate and inclusive environment
  • To provide an educational experience that prepares our graduates:
    • To serve as exceptional providers of evidence-based, patient-centered care for a diverse population with complicated pregnancies
    • To lead educational, research, quality improvement and public health endeavors
    • To continue to advance the field of maternal-fetal medicine through innovation in clinical care, teaching, research and the development of a diverse medical workforce

Fellowship Aims

Within the framework of our mission statement, the goals of the MFM Fellowship at Mass General are:

  • To train subspecialists with advanced knowledge of obstetrical, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on both the mother and fetus
  • To train subspecialists to function as consultants to obstetricians and gynecologists and other medical specialists for people with complicated pregnancies
  • To provide training to allow graduates to function effectively in the arenas of basic and clinical research, quality improvement and population and public health
  • To provide training and opportunities to prepare graduates to be thoughtful educators and leaders in the fields of OB/GYN and MFM
  • To provide opportunities for candidates of diverse backgrounds and interests to find the unique career path that will suit them best
  • To prepare a compassionate and diverse workforce of MFM clinicians reflective of the community we care for
Program Length: 3 years
Number of Fellows: 1 per year
Fellowship Program Director: Christina Duzyj Buniak, MD, MPH
Associate Fellowship Director: Anjali Kaimal, MD MAS, Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Education & Well-being Manager: Amy Ribak

Clinical and Research Training

The MFM Fellowship provides a broad education in all aspects of maternal-fetal medicine. We expect our graduates to become busy and valued clinicians who will be leaders in our field. Training includes:

  • The basic science and physiology of pregnancy

  • Ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis

  • Management of medical and obstetrical complications of pregnancy

  • All aspects of labor, delivery and postpartum care

In addition, fellows will learn research design and statistical methods and complete a scholarly thesis. In addition to the faculty of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program within the Obstetrics Program, fellows receive education from specialists in maternal medical complications, obstetrical anesthesia, neonatology, critical care and pathology. Mass General’s affiliation with Harvard Medical School allows for additional opportunities for training and collaboration.


Application Requirements

Candidates must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS) Fellowships online application service. The Mass General MFM Fellowship participates in the December cycle of ERAS.

Documentation for the application should include:

  • ERAS common app form (CAF), including:
    • Awards and fellowships
    • Brief description of professional interests
    • Publications
    • Special clinical and/or research experience
    • Professional practice, location and dates (if applicable)
    • Membership in professional societies
  • Personal statement (please limit to one page)
  • Letters of recommendation (A minimum of three letters of reference from professional superiors is required. At least one should be a supervisor of your pre- or postdoctoral training)
  • Recent photo
  • USMLE / COMLEX transcripts
  • Medical school / college of osteopathic medicine MSPE & transcripts
  • ECFMG status report (international medical graduates only)
  • CREOG scores (three years - please e-mail directly to Amy Ribak)

Candidate selection will be made through the NRMP subspecialty match program. This fellowship is accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Application Timeline

Application deadline: The program will adhere to the SMFM standardized process for interviews; to be considered for an interview, your completed application form, all applicable supporting documents and three letters of recommendation must be received by the ERAS post office by May 3, 2021 at 5PM ET

Interview offers extended: May 17, 2021 (deadline for applicants to respond is May 24, 2021)

Interview dates: Thursday, July 29, 2021 or Wednesday, August 18, 2021

How to Apply

Please note when applying: There are two ACGME-accredited MFM fellowship programs affiliated with the Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated Residency Program.

Our program (ACGME # 2302422002) is located exclusively at Mass General with Mass General teaching faculty.

Fellows beginning our program must have:

  • Completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CRCPSC)
  • Successfully completed United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE) Step III (or equivalent LMCC/MCCQE or COMLEX examinations)
  • Acquired basic knowledge and skills in obstetrics and gynecology
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