Goals and Objectives

Objectives general to the field of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine include:

    1. Develop a sound foundation in the clinical practice of neonatal medicine including diagnosis and management of a full array of medical, surgical and psychosocial disorders which will allow the trainee to be qualified to assume a clinical position in any setting.
    2. Develop and demonstrate consultative skills in the management of high-risk pregnancies and recognize the psychological implications of disorders of the fetus, neonate, and young infant, as well as in the family dynamics surrounding the birth and care of a sick neonate.
    3. Demonstrate skill, knowledge and judgment in performing aeromedical and ground transports of critically ill patients of a variety of sizes and conditions.
    4. Acquire clinical and laboratory research experience in order to be qualified to assume a position in any academic and clinical setting and carry on scholarly efforts in neonatal-perinatal medicine, including critical evaluation of the literature.
    5. Develop and demonstrate administrative skills for setting up and managing a nursery from level 1 to level 4 care. This will include, but not be limited to, the economics of medicine; operating instruction development and review; quality improvement activities; managing space, personnel, and equipment; interactions with certifying and accreditation activities; and function of health systems.
    6. Become fully qualified for sub-board certification in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine as established by the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.