Pediatrics Medicine Fellowship Program
The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program offers a three-year training program. The fellowship program in neonatal-perinatal medicine combines opportunities for training in clinical perinatal, fetal and neonatal medicine, as well as in various areas of perinatal research. The training program offers a large number of clinical and basic science research mentors in neonatology, thereby providing a wide scope of research opportunities in the field of cell and molecular biology, neurosciences, perinatal endocrinology and metabolism, perinatal pulmonology and immunology, developmental biology, genetics and epidemiology.
Our program offers extensive training in all aspects of clinical neonatal-perinatal medicine, including maternal-fetal exposure to patients within vitro diagnosis of various and diverse conditions and all clinical problems seen in neonatology, such as extreme low gestational age, lung disorders, congenital heart disease and surgical anomalies.
In general, topics include general epidemiological perinatal issues, clinical research related to pulmonary disease, central nervous system and gastrointestinal abnormalities, and outcomes research. Collaboration with clinical and laboratory facilities from the maternal-fetal division are related to maternal stress and early labor, and stress and adrenal function in the immediate neonatal period. The genetic laboratories in the Steven Spielberg Building are state of the art and can provide fellows exposure to all relevant research in basic science and subcellular molecular technologies. We conduct weekly clinical conferences with three hours of program and weekly educational activities for members of the division. Furthermore, while on clinical services there are daily X-ray rounds with pediatric radiologists and active interaction with inter-consultants from all pediatrics subspecialties.
Fellowship Program Eligibility
All candidates should have completed a three-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited pediatric residency training program and become eligible for the American Board of Pediatrics. In addition, candidates should have an aptitude for an academic career or have demonstrated experience in research (e.g., previous publications, abstract presentations, hold a PhD, etc.). Finally, the candidate must have or be eligible for a California medical license. Application procedures require submission of a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, including one from your residency director or his/her associate.