Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

Artists rendering of the view of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital from the Ashley River

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program is an ACGME accredited, three-year fellowship, designed to prepare fellows for a career in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

The fellows are assigned to a total of 18 months of clinical responsibility, 6 months of elective clinical rotations, and 12 months of protected research time to complete their thesis.  Fellows participate in the weekly educational conferences for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, case conferences, research meetings, and a didactic seminar series designed specifically for the fellows.

State of the Art Training Facilities

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion is a tertiary care perinatal center servicing the lower third of South Carolina including the entire coastal region delivering over 3000 babies annually. Approximately 60 percent of these deliveries are considered high-risk because of medical or obstetrical complications.

Our ambulatory practice includes consultative services and ongoing prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies. Our state-of-the-art AIUM certified prenatal diagnostic center, The Prenatal Wellness Center,  performs over 12,000 ultrasounds annually. Our care team includes three on-site genetic counselors. We offer a complete range of prenatal testing services, including: 

  • Ultrasound fetal imaging including 3-D and 4-D ultrasonography
  • Fetal echocardiography with 2-D, color, and pulse Doppler
  • Fetal MRIs
  • Amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling CVS, and diagnostic percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS)
  • Antenatal testing with Non-stress testing and Biophysical profiles.

Patients who have a pregnancy complicated by a prenatal diagnosis that requires care before or after delivery, are regionally referred to the Advanced Fetal Care Center where they are evaluated by a group of multi-disciplinary providers, who will coordinate the specialized care needed before and after birth.

Participate in Research

During the 12-month protected research blocks, the fellow will complete a hypothesis-driven research project. To complete the research project, the fellow will work directly with a mentor who will guide them through all aspects of the process, including, the data analysis, creating the abstract, and the manuscript/thesis with the goal to present their findings at a national scientific meeting and published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

If you are interested in applying to our fellowship program, please complete an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service ERAS before the May 31 deadline. All completed applications will be reviewed to determine your candidacy for a personal interview.