UM Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program
The University of Michigan, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, is committed to preparing fellows for careers in both clinical and academic neonatology. Achieving this goal requires motivated fellows, experienced and committed faculty, and an institutional environment with the resources necessary to support collaborative learning. The Division believes that a successful fellowship program should include progressively increasing patient care responsibility, a thoughtfully planned didactic curriculum, ongoing evaluation of key milestones with constructive feedback, and mentored experiences in quality improvement and medical research. Fellows are expected to develop proficiency in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism.
The training program is three years in duration. Over the course of training, fellows spend approximately 13-14 months in clinical training and 22-23 months in research, teaching, quality improvement, and administrative activity. A comprehensive didactic curriculum based on the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications supplements the clinical and research training to prepare fellows for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Sub-specialty Board examination. Clinical rotations and overnight call are equally divided during the three years with fellows assigned 4-5 months of clinical rotations, 40 to 46 in-house overnight calls and 1-month of vacation each training year. The program fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.