Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program
Our division offers an accredited 3-year training program with positions available for 1 fellow each year. The program provides training and experience to prepare the participant for a career in Neonatology and certification by the American Board of Pediatrics Subboard of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. The program has been ACGME certified since 1990.
Clinical and Research Training
It is the overall goal of the Louisiana State University Fellowship Program in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine to train graduate fellows to function as competent neonatologists in the clinical or academic setting. To accomplish this goal in the clinical area, the following objectives are emphasized:
- Acquisition of clinical expertise in neonatal intensive care (including diagnostic, management and procedural skills) by formal didactic measures as well as by rotation through 3 Level III NICUs under the supervision of qualified neonatologists; It is anticipated that a graduated increase in responsibility will occur over time.
- Acquisition of research skills by identification of an appropriate clinical/basic/educational research question (or other appropriate academic activity), formulation of a research or activity plan, acquisition of methodological expertise, collection and analysis of data and preparation/submission of a manuscript for publication or other academic product under mentorship of an experienced investigator. It is anticipated that at least one presentation at a regional or national meeting will be undertaken and that at least one first-author paper will result from these academic activities.
- Acquisition of teaching skills by undertaking monitored supervision of residents and medical students while on service, as well as by preparation of educational presentations for the students, residents and the Fellow’s Conference.
- Acquisition of administrative skills by participation in selected divisional meetings, management of the call schedule and educational activities, participation in neonatal transports, discharge planning, as well as other appropriate administrative tasks within the respective divisions.