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Maternal-Fetal Sonologist (International)

Maternal-Fetal Sonologist (International) or MFS-I

Purpose of this Credential

Ultrasounds are routinely performed as the imaging means to assess and document obstetrical development. Unfortunately, developing countries seldom have a proper education platform or verification standards, such as a credential, to acknowledge an individual has the appropriate clinical competency and skill set to perform these examinations. This credential will serve as the marker to identify individuals whom meet and/or exceed the standards set fourth in provided curriculum below. These individuals will be assessed by designated sonologists and granted credentials upon successful demonstration of the requirements and established standards. Attainment of this credential serves as verification of clinical competency and proper application and interpretation of the examination.

 

Prerequisite 1
Applicant is a graduate of the Maternal-Fetal Sonology program, which is currently offered through Mimsi International.

Prerequisite 2
Applicant is a graduate of an international ultrasound program (OCONUS), that includes gynecology and obstetrics, and has one (1) of full-time obgyn work experience.

Prerequisite 3
Applicant is a graduate of an international ultrasound program (OCONUS), that includes gynecology and obstetrics, and currently holds an obstetric or MFM credential or license.

Prerequisite 4
Applicant currently holds an active medical license and is employed as a physician in obgyn, or is currently completing fellowship.

 

About the Examination

Applicants will be assessed through a written examination and clinical assessment practicum. Successful obtainment of this credential shows the MFS-I meets and exceeds that standards set forth in the following categories:

  • Clinical and ancillary information
  • Principles of scanning
  • Sonography Principles and Imaging, including Equipment.
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Pathophysiology of the female pelvis and gestational development.
  • First, Second and Third Trimester Ultrasound

 

The written examination will consist of 150 questions. A score of 99 or higher is passing. The clinical assessment practicum will consist of 5 attempts each at the NCMA’s clinical protocol for 14 weeks Obstetrical Ultrasound Evaluations will be based on:

  • Protocol followed. (25pts)
  • Image selections meet the following standard of accuracy. (25pts)
  • Images are properly annotated. (25pts)
  • Images are obtained in a reasonably, timely fashion. (25pts)
  • Normal findings are properly documented. (25pts)
  • Positive findings/pathology are properly documented and proven. (25pts)
  • The clinical assessment practicum will consist of 150 points.

A score of 99 or higher is passing.

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