- Nov 20, 2018
What type of fellowship can you do after a residency in obgyn? apart from the classical MFM, REI, GYNONC, UROGYN and MIGS?
Thanks!There are a few MFM / Genetics combined fellowships out there. I think technically when I was researching it 5+ years ago you simultaneously completed an MFM *fellowship* and a genetics *residency*, usually in 4 years instead of 3 for MFM alone. Here's one from Hopkins: Combined MFM Fellowship and Medical Genetics Residency | Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine
You can then sit for MFM boards and Genetics boards. This would be for someone who had an interest in genetics and wanted to follow high risk pregnancies, you'd have a particular expertise in women with genetic conditions who are pregnant (ie pregnancy complications in women with Marfan's) or counseling couples who have a fetal genetic diagnosis. Most people who have completed these fellowships work in Academics along with other geneticists / genetic counselors and do genetics-oriented research.
There are also some more weird fellowships out there - Stanford has a "health services design" fellowship to study hospital systems, there are also 1 year "OB Hospitalist" fellowships if you want to be a laborist. There are non-official "reproductive health" fellowships from PRH. There are also a few "OB infectious disease" ones out there.
You wouldn't do a just genetics residency after doing an entire ob/gyn residency. It would be 3 years of training in a bunch of pediatrics that you wouldn't utilize, I'm not even sure they'd let you apply.Thanks!
and what about a genetic only (not combined) fellowship? does it offer lots of job opportunities afterwards?