UTMB has been a leader in medical education in Texas for over 125 years. The development of our Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship program within our level IV NICU strives to create future leaders who are well trained to manage the most complex babies. Our small program is Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited ACGME accredited for 1 fellow per year.
We offer a range of clinical training in a variety of settings to provide a robust learning experience. Our fellows become well versed in antenatal consultations, delivery room resuscitation, acute and convalescent care, neonatal transport, and high-risk infant follow up in addition to procedural skills. There is an ongoing rotation for fellows to participate in the NICU in two-week rotations. To support fellows on service who are on call, there is strategic time off divided amongst the off service fellows and neonatology faculty. This allows for off-service fellows to cover antenatal consultations, preemie clinic, and dedicated Fridays. When not on service, fellows have ample time to dedicate to research, board preparation, and quality improvement projects
Our close relationship with our maternal-fetal medicine group allows for constant collaboration between fellows and faculty. Fellows play a large role in the training of pediatric residents. Throughout the training, fellows are able to take on the role of attending in the newborn nursery and are given progressively more responsibility for managing rounds in the NICU. At the end of the training, our fellows are able to manage a busy unit with the expertise needed for newborn critical care, develop and interpret research, and engage in leadership in medical education.