Curriculum | Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship | Academic Programs | Department of Pediatrics | UC Davis Health

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship


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    In addition to the invaluable education gained on clinical and research rotations, fellows will participate in structured educational activities.

Regular Divisional Conferences
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology Conference

    Weekly conference presented by Faculty from neonatology, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, etc. The chosen topics provide a foundation to understanding and managing newborn diseases.

  • Research Conference

    Monthly conference where ongoing research is presented by faculty or fellows. This conference serves as an opportunity for fellows to present their research and receive feedback from the division. Faculty present ongoing research where fellows may often become involved.

  • Board Review

    Monthly conference by fellows presenting an in-depth review of a neonatal clinical topic with emphasis on board material and practice questions.

  • Mortality and Morbidity Review

    Monthly conference which reviews selected patient cases for purpose of quality assurance and education.

  • Clinical Divisional Meeting

    Monthly conference which addresses administrative and clinical items related to the conduct of care in the NICU.

  • Journal Club

    Monthly conference where fellows present a review and evaluation of up-to-date literature pertinent to neonatal diseases, their pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy.

  • Clinical Consensus Meeting

    Divisional meeting where the group reviews the latest evidence for a variety of practices with the goal of establishing a consensus approach to clinical problems such as neonatal abstinence, feeding protocols, lipid use, etc.

  • Fellows Rounds

    Monthly conference where a fellow leads discussion on diagnosis and/or management discussions related to current patients.

  • Patient Care Conference

    Weekly conference where complex and/or chronic patients are discussed with the group to help assist with continuity of care and to discuss the management of complex patients.

    Cardiothoracic Surgery Lecture

    One of the cardiothoracic surgeons meets with the neonatology fellows monthly to review physiology and management of cardiac disease.

  • Fetal Treatment Team Meeting

    Weekly conference with Neonatology, MFM, Pediatric Surgery, Cardiology, Anesthesia, Neurosurgery, and other surgical subspecialties to discuss ongoing care of fetuses with congenital anomalies. Candidates for fetal surgery and plans for delivery of high risk patients are discussed.

  • Fellow Simulation and Procedure Sessions

    Sessions held throughout the year for neonatology fellows with emphasis on advanced procedures such as pericardiocentesis, chest tube placement, exchange transfusion, etc. These sessions also include exposure to simulation scenarios such as delivery of extremely preterm infants, infants with arrhythmias, and other neonatal resuscitations.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Weekly conference which brings in experts to present new and developing topics in Pediatrics. Fellows are expected to present a topic of their choice during the third year of training.

NICU Morning Report

Monthly conference aimed at discussing an existing or recent NICU case for the benefit of Pediatric residents.

Resident Conferences

This weekly block of conferences instructs residents in a variety of clinical topics. Neonatal faculty or fellows present topics of neonatal importance and are encouraged to attend.

Introduction to Clinical Research

UC Davis offers a yearly intensive, two week-long course (Introduction to Clinical Research) designed to introduce fellows to methods in clinical epidemiology and health services research. This course includes basic biostatistics, epidemiology, research design, survey methods, practical data analysis, and qualitative research.

CTSC Conferences

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) has an established program of conferences and courses to teach fellows and junior faculty principles, methods and ethics of clinical and translational research.

Center for Virtual Care Conferences

The UC Davis Clinical for Virtual Care (CVC) has an established program of conferences and courses to improve skills such as debriefing, forming educational simulation scenarios, etc. A fellowship in Simulation Medicine is also available.

More About the Program

The UC Davis neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship offers training to eligible fellows for a period of three years. First accredited by the ACGME in 1984, our training program is designed to fulfill the training requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics.


To prepare fellows to be independent and competent practitioners of neonatal-perinatal medicine, as well as scholars in the field.


1) Prepare graduates to be highly competent autonomous practitioners in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

2) Graduate fellows capable of strong scholarly work and prepare graduates for a successful career in academic and/or clinical neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Get in Touch With Us

For more information or questions, please contact:

Program Coordinator

Kristin Hoffman, M.D.
Director, Fellowship Training Program