The clinical curriculum in the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at Cincinnati Children’s includes clinical experiences at three intensive care units, as well as experience in transport and in High Risk Follow-Up Clinic. This broad experience ensures that neonatal fellows are fully exposed to the complete range of neonatal issues and graduate with exceptional skills in the management of sick neonates.
The fellowship program provides diverse clinical experiences, as well as instruction in the psychosocial dynamics surrounding the birth and care of a sick neonate. Fellows participate in clinical rotations in three intensive care nurseries in Cincinnati – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and University Hospital. Our fellows consider this opportunity to be one of the greatest strengths of the program.
Cincinnati also has one of the few fetal care programs in the country, and fellows are given training and the opportunity to participate in subspecialized care programs, including fetal care, the congenital diaphragmatic hernia team and ECMO at the NICU at Cincinnati Children’s.
Curriculum and Call
The curriculum for the neonatology fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine is structured to foster camaraderie, educational excellence and outstanding patient care. To fulfill the requirements of the ABP, fellows complete 11 months of clinical service throughout their three-year education. Clinical time is concentrated in the first and second years, with the majority of the third year devoted to research. Flexibility in the clinical and call schedules allows fellows to block time and tailor their educational programs to meet their long-term career goals.