Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
1st Year: Trainees will be expected to gain an in-depth understanding of the basic/complex anatomy and physiology as well as common neonatal disorders. They will demonstrate their mastery of the material in forums which include observed bedside discussions with patients & families, management discussions with colleagues and junior learners during daily rounds, proposals, and discussions of management strategies during multidisciplinary team meetings, sign-outs, and weekly conferences.
The block schedule will consist of 12 one-month rotations: NICU Service - SJHMC (3 months), PCH (2 months). Research - 7 months.
2nd Year: Trainees will be expected to undertake more advanced questions and highlight evidence-based reasoning for management decisions. Additionally, they will be expected to partake in the supervision of junior fellows.
The block schedule will consist 12 one-month rotations: NICU Service - SJHMC (4 months), PCH (2 months). Research - 5 months. Elective - 1 month.
3rd Year: Trainees will be expected to demonstrate mastery of the anatomic and physiologic intricacies of neonatal diseases, as well as the ability to convey knowledge of this data effectively and respectfully in an audience-appropriate manner. Additionally, they will be expected to partake in the supervision of junior fellows.
Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH): A Level IV referral NICU. Licensed for 42 beds with ~400 admissions per year. Approximately half of all admissions are surgical in nature. It is the primary neonatal ECMO center in AZ with >10 NICU ECMO cases per year. The NICU at PCH is a nationally recognized Neuro ICU and BPD Unit.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC): The program’s primary delivery hospital with a Level III NICU. Licensed for 70 beds with >4000 deliveries and >600 NICU admission per year. SJHS contains a Small Baby Unit with dedicated protocols, nurses, and care providers. It is the primary rotating site for PCH Pediatric Residents and is also the site for the Creighton University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. There is a significant Maternal-Fetal-Medicine presence with involvement/collaboration of PCH sub-specialist on complicated perinatal cases.
The PCH Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship offers extensive didactic/education training that includes:
|Year 1||NICU @ PCH||2||Call (including Research blocks) will average out to be ~1 in 5 days.|
|NICU @ SJHMC||3|
|Year 2||NICU @ PCH||2||Call (including Research blocks) will average out to be ~1 in 5 days.|
|NICU @ SJHMC||4|
|Year 3||NICU @ PCH||2||Call (including Research blocks) will average out to be ~1 in 5 days. The last 3 Research blocks will be call-free.|
|NICU @ SJHMC||3|