The University of Kentucky is committed to providing state-of-the art clinical care for the people of Kentucky and to be a national leader in medical research. To that end, the neonatology fellowship program is focused on training physicians who expect to enter a career in academic medicine with a research focus. The program is accredited by the ACGME and the AAP.



Fellows are selected based on the applicant’s past performance as demonstrated on his/her CV, a personal statement indicating the applicant’s commitment to a career in academic medicine, letters of recommendation and an interview. Applicants are required to have completed an ACGME accredited residency in pediatrics.


After Training

After completion of the program, the fellow will be able to demonstrate the professional ability to practice competently and independently as a sub-specialist in neonatology. The fellow will also have acquired the appropriate clinical and procedural skills, unique to the practice of the subspecialty. After training in education and research, the fellow will be able to function as a consultant to other physicians and provide education to others involved in perinatal and neonatal care. The research training will provide the needed attributes in evaluating evidence available in various studies and to formulate his/her own hypothesis to be tested whether in clinical setting or in the basic science laboratory.


Application Information

We welcome applications from all US allopathic, US osteopathic, and foreign medical graduates. All applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited residency in pediatrics and be board eligible in general pediatrics to receive consideration.

Additional Information

The University of Kentucky Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and only accepts applications submitted through ERAS. We also participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) fall fellowship match.



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