UPMC's APP Neonatology Fellowship Program curriculum includes didactic and clinical portions.
The didactic portion consists of a 4-week block of lectures that provide a solid foundation in neonatal medicine and are given by:
The fellows will also work through clinical scenarios to help develop clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills. The fellows 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.
The clinical portion will consist of rotations in various UPMC facilities and units, including:
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.