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Fellow Responsibilities

The fellow:

  • Reviews rotation- and level-specific goals and objectives for each rotation. This is available from e-curriculum, which you have access to via the department intranet.
  • Presents twice a year at the Neonatal Clinical Consensus Conference. The fellow identifies a controversial patient management topic and leads discussion regarding evidence-based approach to clinical problem-solving.
  • Presents on an annual basis at the Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Conference. The fellow participates in discussion regarding patient outcomes and system improvements.
  • Develops curriculum to be taught at the Mayo Multidisciplinary Simulation Center.
  • Presents her or his research at the Neonatal Fellow Research Symposium.
  • Presents emerging evidence in the basic science and practice of neonatal medicine at Journal Club on an every-other-month basis.
  • Gives specific feedback regarding structure of the fellowship training program at the Neonatal Program Review twice a year.
  • Identifies members to participate in his or her scholarship oversight committee. The fellow schedules meetings with members of the committee and records minutes of the meeting.
  • Has an individualized learning plan. Guidance on the individual learning plan is provided by your program director and mentor.
  • Participates in a quality improvement project in one of the following two committees: Quality and Safety Committee or Family-Centered Care Committee.
  • Is responsible for following Mayo Clinic's moonlighting and duty hour policies.
  • Is responsible for selecting a research and neonatology mentor.
  • Meets with a research mentor biweekly during research rotations. The fellow meets with the neonatology mentor quarterly.

Individual Learning Plan process

Every fellow is expected to have completed an Individualized Learning Plan. The resource that is used to help with development and modification of your ILP is through the Integrated Scheduling and Evaluation System (ISES). Semiannually, you are asked to complete a self-reflection tool, which guides you in evaluating your learning goals and actions required to meet those goals. The reflection tool is reviewed by the program director during your semiannual reviews. The reflection tool is part of your online portfolio and can be reviewed at any time.

Call responsibilities

First year

  • NICU: While on service, it is expected that you cover two call nights during the block. These occur on two Friday nights.
  • Research with call: During these rotations, the expectation is that you cover two weeknight call shifts and two 24-hour weekend call shifts. The frequency of call should not exceed more than one shift per calendar week.

Second year

  • NICU: While on service, it is expected that you cover two call nights during the block. These occur on two Friday nights.
  • Research with call: During these rotations, the expectation is that you cover two weeknight call shifts and two 24-hour weekend call shifts. The frequency of call should not exceed more than one shift per calendar week.
  • Research with no call: There are no in-house call responsibilities during these blocks.

Third year

  • NICU: While on service, it is expected that you cover two call nights during the block. These occur on two Friday nights.
  • Research with call: During these rotations, the expectation is that you cover two weeknight call shifts and two 24-hour weekend call shifts. The frequency of call should not exceed more than one shift per calendar week.
  • Research with no call: There are no in-house call responsibilities during these blocks.
  • ISCN: During this block, you are expected to cover two weekend shifts in a month.
First-year block diagram Second-year block diagram Third-year block diagram
NICU Research/call Research/no call
Research/call NICU Research/no call
NICU Research/call Research/no call
Research/call NICU Research/no call
NICU Research/call Research/no call
Research/call NICU Research/no call
NICU Research/no call Research/call
Research/call Research/no call NICU
NICU Research/no call Level two MFM
Research/call Research/no call NICU
NICU Research/no call Research/call
VAC Research/no call NICU
NICU VAC VAC

In total, there are 23 research blocks and 13 clinical blocks during fellowship. You have three weeks of vacation during each year of the fellowship.

  • Aug 8, 2013
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