Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

Mission Statement

We will educate and inspire the next generation of neonatologists to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based clinical care, and we will assist and mentor them in finding and pursuing their scholarly passion so that they are poised to be the future academic leaders of our field.

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program at UW was initiated in the mid-1960s to help fulfill this mission. Believing that scientific discovery and scholarship impact clinical practice, our primary objective has been to prepare trainees for careers in academic neonatology. To this end, our program is designed to ensure ample protected time for scholarly activities, and to provide active one-to-one mentorship. As of 2013, 53 physicians have successfully completed their clinical and research training in the fellowship program and more than 50% have pursued an academic career. Areas of scholarly focus for trainees include Basic Science research focused primarily on neurodevelopment and neuroprotection, as well as research in Global Health, Adult Education, Ethics, and Health Services. Our fellows may choose to combine a Masterís degree with their Neonatal-Perinatal training, with tuition and fees paid by the Division for a two-year Masterís program.

General Goals & Objectives for Fellows:

  • To develop and maintain a standard of excellence in the clinical practice of neonatal-perinatal medicine;
  • To develop a broad and deep knowledge base in neonatal-perinatal medicine;
  • To develop a personal program of self-study and professional growth with guidance from the teaching faculty;
  • To base clinical decisions upon scientific evidence-based medicine;
  • To establish the basis for a research career;
  • To initiate and complete at least one hypothesis-driven research project that is presented regionally and/or nationally, and published as a peer-reviewed manuscript.

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