Health Sciences Campus

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Curriculum

Fellows

The fully accredited fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is a three year program. The program as a whole prepares the fellows for entrance to the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine certification examination offered by the American Board of Pediatrics. Over the course of their training, fellows enhance their clinical skills in caring for a wide variety of complex and critically ill newborns. The entire 36 months of the training program takes place in the facilities of Vidant Medical Center, and is divided into clinical service, research training, and elective rotations through additional disciplines as outlined below.

3 Year Program Breakdown:

  • 13-15 months clinical NICU service
  • 4-5 months Subspecialty service
    • Pediatric ID
    • Pediatric Cardiology
    • Genetics
    • Radiology
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • 15-17 months academic time
    • Research
    • Presentation preparation
    • Pediatric Boards study

Responsibilities/Benefits:

  • Night call no more frequently than 1 in 4, and often less
  • 3 weeks vacation per year
  • Yearly academic stipend
  • Personal desktop computer
  • Junior Faculty Development Program
    • Research design
    • Biostatistics
    • Grant writing
    • Teaching skills
    • Time management
    • Clinical Ethics
  • Participation in neonatal transport
  • Participation in outreach education
  • Participation in NICU follow-up clinic