Welcome to the website of the MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society (the UK obstetric medicine society). We aim to support clinicians across all disciplines to improve pregnancy outcomes for mothers with medical problems. This website seeks to provide guidance and resources, as well as a forum for discussion to encourage the formal expansion of this exciting specialty.
Latest News

MOMS Educational Lead vacancy and new appointment to MOMS secretary

Published 06/12/2023

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Dr Charlotte Frise will succeed Dr Anita Banerjee as Secretary of MOMS effective 1st Jan 2024. Dr Frise was the only applicant, and her expression of interest statement can be read below. We would like to thank Dr Banerjee for her tireless work for MOMS over the years.

Dr Frise’s EoI Statement

There is, therefore, a new vacancy in the executive committee of MOMS for the position of Educational Lead. 

Expressions of interest (max 250 words) can be submitted here and are open until 31st December 2023 22:00 GMT.

Funded trainee places on Higher Specialty Obstetric Medicine Credential – applications open now

Published 06/12/2023

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) credential in obstetric medicine which leads to a Professional Diploma in Obstetric Medicine has been designed for higher specialty trainees with an interest in obstetric medicine, who wish to gain a credential in this specialist area.

This is a learner-led credential. Learners will work with their educational supervisor to plan their learning and identify opportunities to gain the knowledge and expertise required to complete the credential. You will be supported by a named educational supervisor in your Obstetric Medicine approved training centre who will provide support and advice during your training period there. They will provide guidance on how the knowledge and skills developed during the credential might be used when you return to your usual clinical environments.

Applications open from 27 November to 22 January and we welcome applications from ST5 and above physician trainees. More details about application criteria and the location of the training centres can be found here.

Opportunity to Join the MOMS Executive Committee!

Published 30/10/2023

Anita Banerjee will be stepping down as Secretary of MOMS at the end of the year. We thank Anita for her tireless work and dedication to MOMS and wish her all the best in her new roles. There is, therefore, an opportunity to join the MOMS exec and we would welcome expressions of interest in the position of secretary for a 3-year term in the first instance. Please email us if you require further information on the job role.

Candidates must be members of the Society and should register their interest by submitting an expression of interest here.

This should include a 250-word paragraph highlighting your strengths, your suitability for the role of secretary and what you would bring to the role and MOMS as a society.

The closing date for expressions of interest and your applications is 17:00 on Friday 1st December 2023.

MOMS President

Published 08/10/2023

Expressions of interest for President of MOMS closed on 29th September. There was one EOI from Dr Lucy Mackillop (current president). The MOMS exec have, therefore, endorsed the reappointment of Dr Mackillop for a further 3 year term.

Message from the President:
“It is an honour to take on the leadership of MOMS for another 3 years. This is an incredibly important time for MOMS and maternal medicine in general. I look forward to continuing to work with the wonderful executive team to grow our society and support our members to fulfil our society mission statements.”

Dr Mackillop’s EoI Statement

Next Webinar: 3rd October 2023 19:30 BST

Published 05/09/2023

Safety & Maternal Medicine in a post-Ockenden era: what lies ahead?
3rd October 2023 19:30 BST

Register Here!

Recordings of the webinars will be available after the event for 4 weeks for anyone! A Zoom link will be available on our Archive Page and circulated on Twitter. The link will expire after 4 weeks.

All videos are available to MOMS members indefinitely on our Archive Page.

[UPDATE 5th October 2023] Recording now available for members here

Please contact education@obstetricmedic.org.uk for any problems with registration, queries or comments regarding these webinars.

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