Your clinical experience will take place at a single site, Vidant Medical Center. This 800‑bed hospital is the regional referral center for 29 counties of eastern North Carolina. Our 131‑bed James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital houses a 50‑bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 21-bed step-down unit, Special Care Nursery, and high‑risk obstetrics. Annually, 850 admissions are drawn from an in‑house delivery service of 3,500 births and 20,000 regional births. Our clinical services are fully supported by board‑certified Neonatologists and all Pediatric and Surgical subspecialties. Our high‑risk follow‑up clinic sees 400 infants yearly.
Academic responsibilities of the fellowship program include presentations at a regular series of Research Conferences, Weekly Review Conferences, Pathology Case Reviews, Physiology Talks, and Journal Clubs. Although there is an emphasis on clinical research, opportunities exist throughout the Clinical and Basic Science Departments.