Neonatal Didactic Curriculum

have developed a specific core didactic curriculum on the academic aspects of fellowship training; this curriculum includes lectures, journal clubs, and case reviews. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellows also participate in the Department of Pediatrics’ Unified Fellows Course, which offers sessions in grant writing, research design, statistics, epidemiology, and oral presentations as well as career guidance and mentoring.

With input from the program director, each fellow identifies a research mentor during the first year of training who then guides his or her individual fellowship research project. The program director also assists each fellow in selecting a Scholarship Oversight Committee; this committee meets quarterly to evaluate the academic progress of the trainee.

The training program is reviewed internally on a semi-annual basis. Input is solicited from each neonatology faculty member, from involved members of the departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and from current trainees. Based on this evaluation, the program is modified and updated.