Research space allocated to the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is integrated within the main research facilities of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, facilitating optimal administration and resource sharing.
Fellows will be trained as researchers via the combination of the Clinical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, and the extensive, well-funded research opportunities with clinical and basic scientists in obstetrics and gynecology and other departments, such as Genetics. The CSTP is supported by a K-30 NIH grant and is designed for junior faculty and subspecialty fellows. This structured program in combination with the availability of research mentors who have a proven record of collaboration with clinicians at Baylor will allow fellows to reach the goal of becoming physician-scientists. All fellows will be required to attend the CSTP course at the beginning of their first year of fellowship to prepare them to develop research projects.
Each fellow will have 18 months of protected research time during the training program. The program director will facilitate the identification of a research mentor for each fellow within the first four months of the first year of training. The research mentor will be responsible for guiding the fellow in the development of a research hypothesis and timeline.