Neonatology Residency Program Curriculum for Advanced Practice Providers
UPMC's APP Neonatology Residency Program curriculum includes didactic and clinical portions.
Didactic Portion — Foundations in Neonatal Medicine
The didactic portion consists of a 4-week block of lectures that provide a solid foundation in neonatal medicine and are given by:
- NICU faculty
- NICU advanced practice providers
- Respiratory therapists
- Neonatal nutritionists
- Neonatal developmental specialists
- Sub-specialty faculty
- Other clinical staff
The residents will also work through clinical scenarios to help develop clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills. The residents will have full access to the simulation lab to allow them hands-on training.
There will also be on-going lectures and multidisciplinary conferences throughout the year.
Clinical Portion — Rotations in Neonatal and Newborn Medicine
The clinical portion will consist of rotations in various UPMC facilities and units, including:
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Delivery Room
- Newborn Nursery
There will be a post-rotation exam on the last Friday of each rotation to ensure competency. Periodic evaluations will be given by attending physicians and clinical preceptors. The program director will also complete 6-month and yearly evaluations.