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 2016, 57 neonatologists have successfully completed their training at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. More than 50% have pursued a career in academics. Areas of scholarly focus for fellows include neonatal neuroscience, global health, quality improvement, simulation-based education, and ethics.
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