Certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM)
The Certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine (CMFM) will equip you with the expert knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat patients with complicated pregnancies, and to ensure a continuum of excellence in care from the fetal to newborn periods.
Maternal fetal medicine is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.
A subspecialist in maternal fetal medicine is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology possessing the Fellowship of RANZCOG (FRANZCOG) who has successfully completed an additional prescribed program of training in the area of maternal fetal medicine.
This activity requires advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effect on both the mother and the fetus. It requires expertise in the most current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of patients with complicated pregnancies and also requires a setting where requisite technical support is available.
The subspecialist will spend at least 66% of their time in the subspecialty / maternal fetal medicine.
Personnel with advanced knowledge of newborn adaptation are also necessary to ensure a continuum of excellence in care from the fetal to newborn periods.
Training documents and resources
Please click through the training and assessment requirements below for specific forms and documentation, as well as general guides and resources.
Apply for Prospective Approval (PA)
Each year, you must apply for Prospective Approval of your training program, including clinical and research experience, at least eight weeks before you intend to commence training.
How to apply
Changes to approved training
If you wish to make changes to your current approved prospective approval form, you must submit a new prospective approval document to your Training Program Coordinator for approval by the relevant Committee Chair.
Please submit this document prior to commencement of subspecialty training with the Year 1 prospective approval application.
Hybrid In-Hospital Clinical Examination (IHCE) — new model
Welcome to the new-look hybrid IHCE for 2023. The College encourages trainees and training supervisors to review the Information and Resources section below to familiarise themselves with the following changes:
IHCE model: Hybrid format
IHCE assessment (NEW): Ultrasound technique and Doppler ultrasound assessment
IHCE ultrasounds (REVISED): 12-week, mid-trimester and third-trimester scoring has been reviewed and updated
Information and resources
Please follow the links below for more information on the new hybrid IHCE model (effective September 2022).
How to apply
Please note that applications are open from Monday 12th December 2022.
Complete the Hybrid In-Hospital Clinical Examination (IHCE) Application Form (once registrations have opened).
Press the ‘submit’ button and your completed application form will be sent to the relevant Subspecialty Coordinator.
Please note that you must:
Complete BOTH of the following requirements before applying to make your first attempt at the IHCE:
Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU): Part 1
At least 46 weeks FTE of prospectively approved and satisfactory training
Satisfactorily complete the IHCE prior to completing 138 weeks of clinical training
Post-Year 3 training
Annual Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU)
Please follow the steps below to submit your Post-Year 3 training registration form.
Click the ‘apply’ button below to complete the combined Subspecialty Post-Year 3 Registration and Statement of Understanding (SoU) online form.
Press the ‘submit’ button within the form.
Pay the Post-Year 3 annual training fee by 31st January (or as otherwise advised if you’re commencing training in August).
Post-Year 3 progress reports
During Post-Year 3 training, you must submit a progress report every six months post-clinical training, and thereafter every six months, until all requirements are completed, and you are eligible to apply for certification.
Please follow the link below to download the progress report form.
As a starting point, please contact your CMFM Training Program Coordinator.
Other useful contacts include: