You will engage in supervised clinical training at three Mayo Clinic facilities:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — Saint Marys Hospital
Licensed for 30 beds, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Marys Hospital is the site at which fellows care for the most complicated neonates. Supervised by a member of the Neonatal Medicine faculty, each fellow gradually gains expertise and autonomy in the assessment and management of newborns with various medical and surgical conditions.
In-house call occurs at this site with each fellow working in-house one night a week on average. A member of the faculty is available for consultation as needed.
Labor and Delivery Service — Rochester Methodist Hospital
This fast-growing service currently delivers nearly 2,500 infants annually with more than 500 considered high risk due to fetal or maternal conditions. Fellows attend high-risk deliveries at this site, learning to lead a medical team, rapidly assessing the newborn patient, and providing necessary interventions quickly and effectively.
Rochester Methodist Hospital is also the site of the Intermediate Special Care Nursery (ISCN). Each fellow spends one month on service in the ISCN during the final year of fellowship, learning to master the care of chronically ill neonates who are making the transition to discharge home.
Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Program — Baldwin Building
Each fellow monitors longitudinally the development of 20 patients in this high-risk follow-up clinic. Through this experience, the fellow learns how to diagnose developmental delays and coordinate services for affected patients in order to optimize their developmental outcomes.