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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)

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Program description

The Neonatal-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 fellowship include:

  • Developing a core knowledge of the medical and surgical diagnoses that may affect developing fetuses and newborns
  • Acquiring expertise in the clinical assessment of fetuses and newborns with mentored patient care in both acute and continuity clinical settings
  • Learning fundamental research skills through mentored clinical or laboratory research, formal coursework in methodology, and regular faculty review


The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship achieved its initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2008. In 2011, it received a five-year accreditation cycle.


The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship fulfills the three-year requirement for subspecialty training in neonatal-perinatal medicine as stated by the Subboard of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of The American Board of Pediatrics. Graduates are qualified to sit for the neonatal-perinatal medicine subspecialty certification examination.

Program history

Established in 1977 by Fredric Kleinberg, M.D., the Division of Neonatal Medicine has seen steady growth in its clinical practice and its contribution to research and education at Mayo Clinic.

Going forward, it is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually. Our program's first two graduates hold positions on academic faculties.

  • June 1, 2015
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