The UC Davis Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program 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.

The goals of our training program are to prepare individuals to become independent and competent practitioners of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, to help them acquire and maintain the necessary clinical knowledge and to mentor them in a project of scholarly significance. Our goal is to train physicians who will go on to successful careers in academic and/or clinical medicine.

Program Mission

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

Program Aims

The Aims of our program are to:

1) prepare graduates to be highly competent autonomous practitioners in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

2) graduate fellows capable of strong scholarly work -prepare graduates for a successful career in academic and/or clinical Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Elements of Training

Our program provides necessary opportunities for comprehensive clinical trainingcore and clinical knowledge, and research activities.


UC Davis trainees benefit from a state-of-the-art University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital operating in the academic environment of the University of California Davis. Anchored in a diverse and dynamic community, UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers access to multidisciplinary subspecialty care, including treatment of complex heart disease, fetal anomalies, and rare neurological disorders. UC Davis Children’s Hospital Children’s Surgery Center also boasts the first Level I Children's Surgery Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), on the West Coast. Its close proximity to Shriners Hospital allows for comprehensive, integrated care of children with multiple birth defects.

The University of California Davis is host to outstanding basic, translational and clinical research programs in the fields of neurosciences, stem-cell biology, immunology, vascular and cancer biology. Its animal facilities are amongst the largest and most diverse in the US, including the only non-human primate facility in California.

The Sacramento metropolitan area benefits from its prime location between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Pacific Ocean. The city enjoys a moderate climate.  The cost of living in Sacramento is relatively low for California. Sacramento is a thriving community with excellent restaurants (with particular focus on the farm-to-fork movement), a new arena (home of the NBA Kings and an excellent concert venue), and convention center. Sacramento also enjoys proximity to the Napa/Sonoma wine country, the Bay Area, and Lake Tahoe which opens up endless opportunities for activities.

Application Process

Eligible candidates must have completed training in an ACGME-accredited pediatrics residency program and hold a valid California medical license. Our program participates in the NRMP for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and uses ERAS for the evaluation of applicant's file and selection.


California Medical Board Licensing Requirements

All residents and fellows are REQUIRED to have a full and unrestricted California Medical License after they complete 36 months of any ACGME (or RCPSC, CFPC) program training.

For more information, visit our Graduate Medical Education CAMB info page.


IMG - Applying for a postgraduate position

Graduates of International Medical Schools must meet all California Medical Board licensing requirements for either a Post Graduate Training License (PTL) or a California Physician’s and Surgeon’s License, and any J-1 visa sponsorship requirements (if applicable).

  • Visas: A clinical J-1 visa is required for admission to UC Davis Health residency and fellowship training programs. The visa can only be sponsored by ECFMG, which requires passage of USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Applicants on a J-1 with a waiver from the Department of State (DOS) can only be accepted into our programs on an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or J-1 visa Physician Program.

Our Fellows

Our Division


Contact Information

For More Information, Please Contact the Program Coordinator

Kristin Hoffman, M.D.
Director-Fellowship Training Program
(916) 734-3261