Family Medicine

Maternal Child Health

This fellowship trains clinical leaders in family-centered MCH care who provide coordinated and comprehensive services to vulnerable and underserved populations

This fellowship trains clinical leaders in family-centered MCH care who provide coordinated and comprehensive services to vulnerable and underserved populations

Since 1991, the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Fellowship has trained clinical leaders in family-centered MCH care who provide coordinated and comprehensive services to vulnerable and underserved populations. While learning to organize, direct and evaluate community-oriented MCH programs as part of a multidisciplinary team, the fellows serve as junior attendings in the department of Family Medicine.

Through partnership with local outpatient health clinical sites, we are working to restructure health-care delivery systems for women and children in the surrounding underserved communities.

The Experience

This one or two year program gives each fellow the opportunity to:

  • Coordinate outpatient prenatal care for their respective health site part of a multidisciplinary team using a case management approach.
  • Coordinate inpatient labor & delivery, postpartum and nursery care.
  • Obtain extensive experience with high-risk and complicated obstetrics including procedural (prenatal ultrasound) and operative (cesarean section, tubal ligation, D&C) skills.
  • Lead the MCH service on designated days, running morning rounds for nursing and for medical students from University of Massachusetts participating in a maternal child health elective
  • Participate in weekly fellowship seminars focused on complicated medical illness during pregnancy and on skills needed to organize special services for underserved populations and components of a community-based health center.
  • Pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health at Brown University (two-year only).
  • Prepare an academic project geared toward publication on a topic of their choice. 

Partner Site

Primary Faculty Contact:

Susanna Magee, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief of Obstetrics, Chief of Family Medicine, Landmark Medical Center
[email protected]