How do I apply to the Fellowship Program?

You can read about the application process at the Application Process page.

How many fellows are accepted per year?

UTMB accepts 1 fellow each year through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

How much are UTMB Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows paid?

Current monthly and annual salary rates for residents are available at the UTMB Graduate Medical Education Web site.

What insurance is provided and what is offered to residents?

Fellows receive the same health insurance coverage as any UTMB employee (See the UTMB Benefits Web site), plus an additional subsidy from the House-staff Office for out-of-pocket expenses not included in the premiums (for example, family member’s coverage).

Do fellows receive vacation time?

Fellows get 21 days of vacation per year. Additional time to attend conferences is provided.

How much sick leave do residents receive?

Starting with the first day of employment, fellows accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month of employment.

Is there a fee for parking?

Fellows receive a discounted monthly parking fee.

Are lab coats provided for the fellows?

Yes. Fellows receive 1 lab coat per year.

Are there any special requirements for international medical graduates?

Yes. By June 15th of the application year, international applicants should have a completed ECFMG certificate and a CSA certificate where appropriate and must have graduated from medical school within 3 years of application for residency UNLESS enrolled in an ACGME accredited training program or in the US military.

What visas are provided through UTMB?

The Department of Pediatrics accepts J-1 visas. More information and required forms are available at the UTMB International Affairs Web site.

Neonatology Fellowship
Irene C. Dillon
Fellowship Program Coordinator
(409) 772-2815
FAX: (409) 772-0744


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