Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at North Shore-LIJ Health System


Message from the program director

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you and to provide you with information about our graduate training program. One of the most important decisions in your professional and personal life is choosing a training program to foster your career goals. We are pleased and excited to tell you about our training program and trust that it will fulfill the needs of young physicians interested in pursuing an intellectually and stimulating career in maternal fetal medicine.

It is the goal of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the North Shore-LIJ Health System to train fellows for careers in academic medicine and in the skills necessary to function as independent consultants in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. These goals are achieved through a series of didactic lectures and conferences, extensive clinical experience and a broad range of clinical and basic science research opportunities. Fellows will become adept at procedures integral to the practice of Maternal-Metal Medicine, including targeted ultrasound, chorionic villlus sampling, fetal echocardiography, cordocentesis and fetal transfusion.

The System, through its affiliate hospitals, is responsible for approximately 22,000 deliveries annually, with 11,000 at the two tertiary centers. At each tertiary institution yearly, there are over 80 maternal transports, and at each site over 15,000 obstetrical ultrasounds are performed. Electives are offered in genetics, intensive care, obstetrical anesthesia and neonatology (at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, a tertiary care, 154-bed children's medical center).

Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue scholarly research under the tutelage of mentors experienced in clinical or basic science research, available on campus at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The Institute ranks in the top 6% of independent research institutions funded by the National Institutes of Health. For those interested in further training in basic science research, there is availability for the pursuit of a PhD.

We believe our program provides a unique blend of extraordinary clinical and research opportunities. Located in a beautiful area to live and work in, it is in close proximity to New York City. We look forward to having you visit us and working with you on fulfilling your goals.

Sincerely,

Burton Rochelson, MD
Program Director

Application Process

Applicants interested in the Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship training program at North Shore-LIJ Health System should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS).

The ERAS Post Office closes on May 31. At that time the servers are purged of all applications and supporting documents.

Additional requirements are:

  • Current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Application packages may be submitted by:

Mail
Burton Rochelson, MD
Director of North Shore-LIJ Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Fax
(516) 562-2829

Email
lgambino@nshs.edu

Program policies

Moonlighting Policy

Recognizing that this need can exist, the Graduate Medical Education Committee of our institution has established the following policy for resident and fellow participation in sanctioned moonlighting:

Only fellows who have been pre-approved for sanctioned moonlighting by their Fellowship Director/Department Chairman are eligible and may choose to participate in such arrangements. Approval and oversight of sanctioned moonlighting must be in compliance with New York State 405 Regulations, ACGME Institutional and Program Requirements, and institutional policies pertinent to resident duty hours and supervision. Fellows who are eligible to participate in sanctioned moonlighting must complete the Moonlighting Inventory Form and file it with the Program Director.

Leave Policy

The Fellowship Director must approve any leave of absence in advance. No leave of absence will extend the term of this agreement beyond its original term without the prior express written approval of the Fellowship Director. All time away from formal graduate medical education, other than scheduled vacation, may lead to a shortfall in the time needed to complete the requirements of both the residency program and the respective specialty board. In such situations, additional months of training may be necessary. As per the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology regulations, the fellow must complete 32 out of 36 months during the fellowship period.

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Program director

Burton Lee Rochelson, MD

  • Chief of Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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