Didactic Curriculum

Introductory Lecture Series:

Two week block of lectures given by NICU Attendings, NICU Advanced Practice Providers. and Pediatric Sub-Specialty Attendings, to provide a solid foundation in neonatal physiology and pathophysiology.

Weekly educational opportunities throughout the year including:

  • Neonatal Grand Rounds

  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Neonatal Journal Club
  • Fetal-Infant Mortality Conference
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference
  • Pathology Conference
  • Weekly reading assignments are given throughout the residency year

Clinical Curriculum

Clinical Rotations:

  • NICU (9 months)
  • Pediatric surgery (2 weeks)
  • Pediatric radiology (2 weeks)
  • Pediatric cardiology (2 weeks)
  • Maternal-fetal medicine (2 weeks)
  • Newborn nursery (2 weeks)
  • Nursing rotation (1 week)

Procedural skills:

  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Umbilical line placement
  • Chest tube placement
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ventricular reservoir tap
  • Peripheral arterial line placement
  • Neonatal resuscitation

On-call Requirement:

The resident will take in-house calls, five days per month.



  • PA residents are evaluated by an attending physician at the completion of each clinical rotation
  • Six month and yearly evaluations of the residents are completed by the program director


  • Exams are given after each off-service rotation and cover the reading assignments of each specialty
  • Six month and end-of-year exams are also given to assure progression of knowledge