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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine


Family Medicine
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Maternity and Women's Health Fellowship

Curriculum

The Department of Family Medicine at East Carolina University offers a comprehensive fellowship for board certified physicians who want to become teachers, researchers, and leaders in women's health. This fellowship represents initiatives to improve professional training in women's health by establishing academic and community leaders in women's health primary care.

This is a one- or two-year fellowship enabling primary care physicians to obtain more extensive training and expertise in comprehensive women's health. Individualized areas of concentration within the fellowship could include:

  • clinical strategies in the primary care of women
  • primary care research in women's health
  • administrative attributes of women's health programs
  • curriculum development
  • clinical teaching

Fellows hold clinical appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and may use clinical sites from other departments.

The fellowship curriculum includes an academic faculty development program that incorporates a unique core track of teaching, administration, curriculum development, and research skills. Creative activity is required. Also included in the fellowship are opportunities for community involvement in women's health support and consumer groups, and establishing networks with national leaders in women's health (Office of Women's Health, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and National Academy on Women's Health Medical Education) through attendance at annual conferences.

An advanced curriculum in obstetrics, which includes routine obstetrics, management of common pregnancy complications, and acquiring technical skills in ultrasonography is available for fellows with an interest in building on their core obstetrical skills. Labor and delivery call is one day a week and one weekend a month. The fellow is supervised by maternity care family medicine faculty.

Graduates will be prepared to provide consistent, high-quality, evidence-based women's health care and education.