Pediatric Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)
The Pediatric Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship is a three-year program that is designed to prepare you for a career in academic neonatology. Graduates of this program are able to serve on the faculty of academic institutions as program directors, research investigators and educators.
Goals of the program include:
- Developing a core knowledge of the medical and surgical diagnoses that may affect the developing fetus and newborn
- Acquiring expertise in the clinical assessment of the fetus and newborn with mentored patient care in both acute and continuity clinical settings
- Learning fundamental research skills via mentored clinical or laboratory research, formal course work in methodology, and regular faculty review
The Pediatric Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship fulfills the requirements for subspecialty training in neonatal-perinatal medicine prescribed by the American Board of Pediatrics. Graduates are qualified to sit for the neonatal-perinatal medicine subspecialty certification examination.
The training program fulfills the requirements (three years) for training as stated by the Subboard of Pediatric Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics. Prerequisites for admission include successful completion of training in a fully accredited residency program in general pediatrics in the United States.
Established in 1977 by Fredric Kleinberg, M.D., the Division of Neonatal Medicine has seen steady growth in its clinical practice and in its contribution to research and education here at Mayo Clinic. The Pediatric Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship achieved its initial accreditation in 2008 and in 2011 received a five-year accreditation cycle from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Going forward, it is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually. At this time, our program's first two graduates hold positions on academic faculties.