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Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective

We offer a 4-week OB/GYN subspecialty elective in maternal fetal medicine to 4th year medical students who have a keen interest in following a career path in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine or neonatology.


  • Introduce you to the role of the maternal fetal medicine consultant in managing the spectrum of diagnoses and pathophysiology encountered in pregnant women with medical complications or fetal complications
  • Gain an understanding of treatment options and approaches to both maternal and fetal disease states
  • Develop critical thinking and the ability to communicate by a systems approach to the team in order to implement a cohesive treatment plan
  • Become part of a multidisciplinary, family-centered team in order to improve the patient’s condition


  • Observe and participate in the care of women with high risk pregnancies
  • Observe and perform (where appropriate) antenatal testing including ultrasound, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, non-stress test
  • Observe and participate in patient management in Akron Children’s Hospital's fetal treatment center and attend associated meetings
  • Observe and participate in Akron Children’s Hospital's diabetes and pregnancy program and attend associated meetings
  • Observe and participate in genetic counseling
  • Participate in inpatient management of patients admitted to local adult hospitals including daily rounds, deliveries and other surgical procedures
  • Night call/special requirements: Not required but an option for call from home for night deliveries at local adult hospitals
Ahn, Jennifer MD, FACOG, maternal-fetal medicine specialist

Jennifer Ahn, MD, Elective Director

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