Note that the Texas Midwifery Board performs a criminal background check on midwifery license applicants. If you have a criminal history you may want to request a determination of eligibility prior to enrollment. See Texas Midwifery Board rules for grounds for denial of application.
Qualities and Requirements of the Midwifery Student
Midwifery is a physically, emotionally and psychologically demanding profession.
You must have sufficient use of all cognitive, sensory and motor abilities to properly evaluate and care for mothers and babies. This includes but is not limited to:
Good interpersonal skills, being able to develop rapport and positive interactions with clients, midwives, and other care providers
Ability to conduct basic office lab procedures
Learn to perform clinical care activities such as palpation, auscultation, percussion and evaluation of physical findings.
Analyze and synthesize information to problem solve and reach diagnostic and therapeutic judgments
Communicate with accuracy, clarity and sensitivity both verbally and in writing
Learn to respond to emergency situations with quick and appropriate actions.
Be able to receive and acknowledge evaluation and respond appropriately
The ATM Midwifery Training Program application is a fillable Word document and may be downloaded and saved to your computer by clicking on the link below.