Requirements for certification
The requirements for obtaining the FMF certificate of competence in invasive procedures are:
- Attendance of a World Congress in Fetal Medicine and a FMF Advanced Course in Fetal Medicine.
- Submission of a log-book of a minimum of 30 intrauterine procedures.
- Demonstration to a FMF approved examiner of competence in carrying out amniocentesis and chorion villus sampling and good knowledge and understanding of the indications, risks and limitations of the various invasive intrauterine procedures.
Logbook of intrauterine procedures
The logbook should essentially list the patient identification number, date and gestation of the procedure, indication and laboratory result. The logbook should be submitted together with a letter of recommendation from the director in charge of the service, confirming that the procedures were carried out by the candidate.
Please send your completed logbook to:
The Fetal Medicine Foundation
137 Harley Street
London, W1G 6BG