The goal of the program is to provide the fellow with an education and broad based clinical training in fetal and neonatal medicine over a period of 36 months. This is accomplished through comprehensive clinical training in the care of high-risk mothers and infants conducted within The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (HMC). Support and opportunity for training and experience in both clinical and laboratory research is conducted within the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. The program will provide an opportunity for the fellow to develop skills as an educator, including presentation skills and curriculum evaluation. Fellows participate in the education of pediatric residents and in the continuing education of practicing pediatricians. Depending on background and interests, each fellow upon completion of the training program, will be prepared for a successful career in clinical and academic neonatology. Fellows are expected to be eligible for certification by the Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics.
The faculty involved with teaching, mentoring and evaluating the progress of the fellows reports regularly to the program director. The program director and the fellow meet at regular intervals to discuss progress and objectives.