Pediatric Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
The education curriculum is divided into 13 blocks (4 weeks each) per year. During the 3 years, fellows do 14 blocks of clinical service; 4 blocks at level IV NICU at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan , 4 blocks at Hutzel NICU, 4 blocks in team B (stable patients not on the ventilator) at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and 4 blocks in labor and delivery from 9 am to 12 pm. Team B and labor and delivery service blocks are considered equivalent to 2 weeks each. Besides this, fellows do two elective rotations in the fields of their interest. They have the opportunity to choose from Maternal-fetal medicine, Pharmacology, Radiology, Anesthesia, Palliative care, Cardiology, Pediatric surgery and Cardiovascular surgery.
A multi-faceted didactic program has been incorporated into the fellowship curriculum.
Every Tuesday 3 hours are dedicated to educational activities that include:
- Journal club twice a month presented by faculty and fellows
- Seminar twice a month where the faculty and fellows present their research
- Case conference once a month
- Presentation of Quality Improvement Initiatives once a month by the fellows
- Clinico-pathological conference every other month
- Business meeting once a month
- Peer review conference (Review of mortalities) once a month
- Neuromonitoring conference (multidisciplinary conference in collaboration with neuroradiologists and neurologists) once a month
Every Thursday there is a joint conference with Obstetrics where the maternal fetal medicine fellows and neonatology fellows jointly present mortality and morbidity, complex cases and topics that are of interest to both divisions.
Every Wednesday, there is a fellows board review / physiology lecture supervised by a faculty member. In addition, on Wednesday there is a hospital wide weekly Fellowship Research and Education Seminar which concentrates on areas common to all fellowships such as statistics, grant and scientific writing skills, and medical ethics. This also serves as a forum for presenting fellow research projects for valuable feedback early in the project design.
Every Friday, Pediatric Grand Rounds are held where internationally recognized researchers give talk on topics related to different fields of Pediatrics.