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PCC’s Maternal Child Health Fellowship program attracts top family medicine physicians from around the country with a demonstrated commitment to the underserved maternal-child population. The program gives practitioners a public health approach, training them to not only provide care to high-risk mothers and babies in underserved communities, as well as serve as leaders in community health organizations. The program trains six highly trained family physicians per year to learn advanced MCH skills. Graduates of the Fellowship include global health volunteers, teaching faculty, and medical directors of community health centers across Chicago and the nation.

Fellowship Directors: Alexander Wu, MD; Leah Suarez-Abraham, MD
Fellowship Location: Urban underserved
Type of Fellowship: Full-time
Year Started: 1993
Graduates: Over 100 in US and international practices
Number of fellows per year: 6
Number of cesarean deliveries per year: About 450-500, divided among the fellows
Length of Fellowship: 12 months with an option of a 2 year track toward an MPH
Annual Stipend: $65,000.00
Benefits: 10 vacation days, 8 sick days, 3 personal holidays, 5 CME days with a $1500 CME reimbursement, hospital parking, insurance - health, liability, disability, and life
Prerequisites for Acceptance: Board certified or board eligible in family medicine, graduate of a U.S. family medicine residency program, and a demonstrated commitment to underserved MCH populations.
Applications: Please email your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Deadline: Applications and interviews must be completed by January 15, 2014

Graduates will be prepared to provide direct clinical services to women and children at high psychosocial, obstetric, or medical risk. Fellowship includes training in operative obstetrics, ultrasound, high-risk OB, Level II Neonatology, and outpatient MCH services. Faculty includes 14 fellowship-trained family physicians as well as OB, Peds, and Neonatology. Outpatient clinics are held in one of our comprehensive community health centers that serve Chicago area Latino and African American underserved populations with an MCH-focused Family Medicine model. Fellows are directly involved in supervising Family Medicine Residents and medical students on Labor and Delivery, Triage, Postpartum Mother-Baby Unit, and the Special Care Nursery. Aligned with the principles of Global Health, we teach that complex care decisions depend on the availability of multiple resources. Every month, one of our weekly MCH conferences is dedicated to Global MCH as part of our curriculum. Our fellow alumni have collaborated with Global MCH projects in  Guatemala, India, Malawi, and now Peru (our Global MCH site dedicated to sustainability).   
If you are interested in applying for PCC's Maternal Child Health Fellowship program, please complete the requested PCC application and submit the application along with your CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to:

PCC Community Wellness Center
c/o Diana Arellano, Fellowship Assistant
14  Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Phone Number: 708.763.1479
Fax Number: 877.991.5641
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