Subspecialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine are viewed primarily as consultants to the practicing Obstetrician and related health care providers. Their practice is focused on referred high risk obstetrical patients in a tertiary health care institution, and they function as regional consultants in matters of organization, standards and education in the broad field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Upon completion of training, the resident is expected to be a competent specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine capable of assuming a consultant’s role in the discipline. The resident must acquire a working knowledge of the theoretical basis of the specialty, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and research. Residents must demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for effective patient-centred care and service to a diverse population, addressing issues of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture, ethnicity and ethics in a professional manner. The CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes that specialist physicians need for better patient outcomes. The graduate of this program is expected to fulfill competencies in all seven CanMEDS roles. The specific requirements are detailed within the rotation specific goals and objectives and in the RSCPS Objectives of Training (OTR) found on the RCPSC website.