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Fetal and Transitional Medicine Fellowship

This training track is designed for candidates who plan to pursue an academic career in fetal medicine, and who have a goal of establishing independently funded research careers.

During the first year of fellowship, the trainee is exposed to all aspects of prenatal pediatrics consistent with a schedule that also incorporates intensive training in basic research methodology, and higher level training in the application and interpretation of specialized fetal diagnostics.

The trainee is expected to design a research study in line with their longer term research goals, under the supervision of a primary mentor and members of the Children’s Research Institute. This research study forms the basis of their training during the second year of fellowship.

During the second year the trainee focuses primarily on his/her research study and begins to generate data towards applying for independent funding by the end of this fellowship. Trainees entering the two-year fellowship are assigned a primary mentor/supervisor and have access to specialized support in biostatistics and data management. No in-house call is associated with this program. On-page call is occasional during the first year and minimal during the second year. Moonlighting is not permitted during this fellowship.


All research activities will be conducted under the close supervision of the fellowship participant's supervisor, the program director and the Clinical Research Program.


In this fellowship program, trainees develop the expertise and special diagnostic skills needed for rigorous study of the mechanisms and manifestations of disorders in the fetus and newborn, as well as of the responses to such injury and its long-term outcome.

Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of the Fetal and Transitional Medicine fellowship program. 

How to Apply

Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in fetal and transitional medicine.

Fetal Neurology Fellowship

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Sarah Mulkey, M.D., director of the fetal-neonatal neurology department at Children's National, gives an overview of the Fetal Neurology Fellowship program during this webinar.

View Dr. Mulkey's webinar