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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

The Section of Neonatology and the Neonatal-Perinatal Subspecialty Training Program are based at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. The Neonatology Training Program is an ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship program.

Program Overview Heading link

Clinical experience

The clinical aspects of the program are based in the Children’s Hospital at the University of Illinois Hospital. The NICU is a level III facility with 46 beds that provides comprehensive care to the newborn. Each fellow completes 52 weeks of NICU rotations in 2-4 week blocks which are supplemented by up to an additional 12 weeks of clinical elective rotations. Progress in clinical development is tracked by the Clinical Competency Committee. Fellows participate in the High-Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic where infants who are NICU graduates receive comprehensive developmental assessment. Electives in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatal Cardiology, and Neonatal Pharmacology are available in the training program. The curriculum supports a transition-to-independence curriculum, which includes progressive responsibility including rounding as a junior attending in the final six months of fellowship training. Faculty are in-house 24/7 to assure appropriate supervision is available.

Scholarly activities

A high priority is placed on the Scholarly Activities of each fellow. Multiple tracks are available for scholarly pursuit, including Basic/Translational/Clinical Research, Education, Global Health, Health Informatics, Outcomes Research, Patient Safety, and Public Health. Research mentors are available across campus, including the nationally-ranked Schools of Public Health and Nursing. The program also supports a tuition waiver offered by the University for degree-granting programs at the Masters level. For those interested in an academic career with a research focus, there are several NIH T32 training programs for which fellows in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine are eligible.

Application Process Heading link

Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois at Chicago Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program. All applicants must be registered with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our NRMP number is #12896181.

What to expect after applying

Following review of all completed application documents, selected applicants will be contacted for interviews to be scheduled during the coming months. We consider each candidate on an individual basis and make a decision to interview after reviewing your complete file. Applicants are responsible for the completeness of their files.

International applicants

If you have certain visa requirements, please keep in mind that we only sponsor J1 visas. H1B visas are subject to approval by the University GME office.

Reach out to our Program Coordinator, Joseph Greenia or Program Director, De-Ann Pillers for more info.

Joseph Greenia, Program Coordinator Heading link

Contact for program and application info

840 South Wood Street, Department of Pediatrics (MC 856), Chicago, Illinois 60612