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Maternal and Fetal Medicine subspecialty training

Subspecialty training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, including the curriculum and assessments


Maternal and Fetal Medicine curriculum – October 2019

Maternal and Fetal Medicine – Definitive Document (PDF 1.9mb)

This is the Definitive Document for the Maternal and Fetal Medicine curriculum 2019 approved by the GMC, which contains full details of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine curriculum. Please use this document as a reference point.

The Maternal and Fetal Medicine curriculum is divided into 14 Capabilities in Practice (CiP).



Maternal and Fetal Medicine Matrices (COVID-19 version)

The COVID-19 version of the matrices have been developed to accommodate the temporary derogation approved by the GMC due to the pandemic. They should be used for training until the derogation is removed by the GMC following engagement with the Statutory Education Bodies and wider system.


Subspecialty Curriculum guidance

See our guidance document (on RCOG eLearning website)developed to support the new Maternal and Fetal Medicine subspecialty curriculum.



In line with the previous curriculum, only fetal ECHO, amniocentesis and CVS require three OSATs evidencing competent independent practice for this Maternal and Fetal Medicine subspecialty.

However, it is recommended that the other specific procedural skills listed in the procedure table in the curriculum which also require Level 5 sign-off should also ideally be evidenced by at least 3 competent OSATs where possible before sign-off. You have to be competent in the below:


Previous versions of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Curriculum

You can see details about previous versions of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Curriculum.


Find out more

If you need any help or advice, please read the subspecialty training FAQsemail the Advanced Training Coordinator at or call +44 20 7045 6789.


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