Neonatal Didactic Curriculum

The fellowship educational curriculum includes a multitude of types of conferences both within our division and multidisciplinary conferences.

Division of Newborn Medicine

ECMO Monthly:

Faculty present recent journal articles and ECMO cases for review, discussion and identifying areas for improvement.

Faculty/Fellows/NNP Conference Bi-Weekly:

Divisional business meeting including updates on faculty and fellow research efforts and reviews of new clinical initiatives. 

Fellow Education Conference Weekly:

Weekly, Thursdays, 11:00 AM

This 3-year curriculum follows the American Board of Pediatric (ABP) content specification for neonatal-perinatal medicine. A monthly topic is chosen and then reviewed during a mix if didactic lectures, board-review questions, case-based discussions, and chapter reviews.

Fellowship Orientation Yearly July:

In-coming fellows spend the first few weeks of fellowship getting to know the division, reviewing common neonatal topics, participating in simulation courses, obtaining NRP provider and instructor certifications, learning the basics of ECMO, and shadowing senior fellows on rounds and overnight calls.

Grand Rounds for Division of Newborn Medicine Monthly:

Each fellow presents one Grand Rounds session each year. First and second year fellows present an in-depth review of a clinical topic. Senior fellows present their research projects.

Journal Club Monthly:

Fellows present a critical analysis of a recent publication.

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences Bi-Weekly:

Fellows present morbidly and mortality cases for review by the entire division.

Multi-Disciplinary Conferences

Center for Advance Fetal Diagnosis (CAFD) Monthly:

Joint conference with Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Genetics Cardiology, Neurology, and Pediatric Surgery to review upcoming and recent deliveries of infants with cogenital anomalies. 

Neonatal-Cardiology Journal Club Semi-Annual:

Joint Journal Club with Neonatology and Cardiology to critically review a recent publication of interest to both divisions. 

Neonatal-Surgery Conference Quarterly: 

Joint conference between Neonatology and Pediatric Surgery to review topics of interest to both divisions. 

Neuro-NICU Bedside and Teaching Rounds Semi-Weekly:

Combination of bedside rounds with the Neonatal Neurology team and didactic lectures presented by the Neonatal Neurologist. 

Neuroradiology Rounds Weekly:

Multi-disciplinary review of the week's neuroimaging studies. 

MFM-Neonatology M&M Conference Monthly:

Joint conference with Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Neonatology to review recent cases of morbidly and mortality. 

Department of Pediatrics

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar Weekly:

Presentations by both internal and external speakers on a variety of pediatric clinical, translational, and basic research topics.

Department of Pediatric Grand Rounds Weekly:

Presentation by both internal and external speakers on a variety of pediatric clinical and research topics.

Unified Fellows Course:

All subspecialty fellows in the Department of Pediatrics participate in sessions held throughout the year to address the subspecialty fellow core curriculum. Topics include grant writing, research design, statistics, epidemiology, and how to give oral presentations as well as career guidance and mentoring.