Genetics - UMMC Rotations - Women's Health Residency

Educational Purpose: Provide exposure to advanced ultrasound diagnosis, evaluation and counseling regarding genetic anomalies and experience in elective pregnancy termination.

This rotation is for PGY-2 residents.


Educational Objectives:

  • Obtain detailed history of inherited disorders, ethnic- or race-specific risks, and teratogen exposure, and perform pedigree analysis
  • Counsel patients regarding the manifestations of common genetic disorders
  • Understand the risks and benefits of various methods of invasive fetal testing such as amniocentesis and cordocentesis
  • Be able to implement appropriate maternal and fetal/neonate tests to evaluate possible causes of fetal compromise/demise
  • Counsel a patient and her family following adverse pregnancy outcome regarding such factors as recurrence, future care, possible interventions
  • Understand indications for 1st and 2nd trimester terminations, procedure for termination, and possible complications

Demonstrated Competencies:

  • 1st trimester ultrasound scan Level II ultrasound
  • Genetic counseling: Advanced maternal age,
  • Abnormal serum screens, Family history of genetic abnormalities
  • 1st and 2nd trimester termination