1. History - The current Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin began in 1991 as part of Milwaukee County Regional Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Since its inception, 22 fellows have successfully completed the program and 10 have successfully passed their boards to become board certified neonatologists.
2. Duration - The Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program is three years in length. During that time fellows will do approximately 12 one month clinical rotations with the balance of their training to be in research.
3. Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria - In order to qualify for our program, physicians generally will have completed a two or three year accredited residency program in the United States. In some cases, a physician who has completed a three-year residency program in pediatrics in a foreign medical school may be considered for fellowship training.
4. Goals and Objectives for Training - The primary objective is to train a pediatrician in neonatal perinatal medicine so that he/she can function independently as a sub specialist in this field. At the end of the training the (fellow) trainee should have acquired enough training, expertise, and experience to pursue an academic or clinical career. Three basic necessities emphasized for this training program are clinical care, research, and teaching. Each of these components is given equal importance during the three years of training.