The Department of Women’s Health at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) offers a 36-month fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM). The educational program is a progressive course of specialty training designed to prepare Obstetrician-Gynecologists as specialists in MFM, through didactic training, hands-on research, and extensive clinical activity. The program has initial accreditation from the ACGME.
Rigorous didactic training with MFM staff and those from other specialties including genetics, neonatal intensive care, and critical care, supplement the fellow’s clinical training. The lecture schedule is designed to cover all topics critical to MFM specialist training. In addition, the MFM Fellow is required to address the general Ob/Gyn residents and medical students. The MFM Fellow is encouraged to participate in the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) monthly Fellow and Genetics lectures.
The MFM fellow will spend the equivalent of 12 months dedicated to academic or research pursuits. The Fellow may opt to pursue a Masters degree in Public Health or Health Education, or may pursue more traditional research pursuits in either clinical or laboratory research. There are extensive clinical and bench research opportunities within and through the California University of Science and Medicine (CalMed), and outside through partnership with Rady Childrens Hospital and the San Diego Perinatal Center (San Diego, CA). Current faculty is actively involved in research and publication.
Individuals selected for the program are physicians having completed residency in OB/GYN. They must have exhibited academic attributes, and a primary commitment towards a career in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Upon completion of the fellowship training, graduates are expected to achieve specialty board certification, and assume a leadership role in the community in which they practice.
The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center will train competent and compassionate Obstetrician and Gynecologists in the specialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine through advancement of knowledge, innovation, and performance of excellence. The MFM Graduate will be a sub-specialist who cares for women with medical or surgical complications of pregnancy, understands their effect on mother and fetus, is up to date in the latest treatments of complicated pregnancies, and has advanced knowledge of the neonatal period to ensure a continuum of excellence in care from the newborn to fetal period.
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
ARMC is located in the heart of San Bernardino County, in beautiful Southern California. It's only a short drive to the scenic mountain recreational areas of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear, or to the beaches of the sunny SoCal coast, or to the spas or golf courses of Palm Springs. ARMC is a state of the art 456 bed facility, trauma center, with a 30 bed level II NICU, and is a Baby-Friendly designated hospital. It is also home to a residency training program for 12 Ob/Gyn residents.
Faculty and Fellows
Guillermo Valenzuela, MD is the MFM Fellowship Program director, and Kristy Roloff, DO MPH is the Associate Program Director. We are currently approved for 3 fellows (one per year), and are recruiting for the upcoming match.
Read more about our faculty, fellows, and the MFM team on the bio page.
Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
MFM applications are in the December cycle- the application cycle opens mid-November.
Interviews are conducted in June & July.
Rank lists are submitted in August.
The match is run by NRMP, and match day is Mid-October.
2021: Interviews for the 2022 MFM fellowship will be held virtually on July 9th, 2021.
The following is required:
LOR x 3 (one from PD in current ObGyn training program preferred but not required)
USMLE &/or COMLEX scores - most recent
Medical School Transcript
IMG - ECFMG Status report
CREOG Scores appreciated but not required. CREOG scores can be emailed to our program coordinator if unable to be included in the ERAS application.
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