NEONATOLOGY FELLOWSHIP COURSE
The aim of this program is to provide basic and advanced training in neonatology, to produce competent doctors, who are able to provide clinical care of the highest order to the newborn infants. This program has tremendous scope.
- 2 Months Pediatrics Elective
- 4 Months – Specialization
- USMLE I & II Optional Training
MD, DNB Pediatrics
- The goal of the Fellowship program is to provide training in neonatal care, teaching, research and administration.
- The trainee will be equipped with the knowledge and clinical skills and also prepared to mentor others involved in neonatal care.
- To be conversant with common neonatal problems – their etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and prevention.
- To acquire knowledge regarding neonatal care, neonatal morbidity and mortality and prevention strategies to decrease these.
- To be aware of and recognize the importance of multidisciplinary approach in the management of neonatal problems,organizing,planning and managing neonatal ICU’s and neonatal care in the community.
The program’s curriculum is organized to provide increasing levels of responsibility for trainees with respect to patient care and procedure performance which is assessed on the basis of evaluating each fellow’s
- Clinical Judgement
- Clinical skills
- Medical knowledge
- Procedural Skills
- Professionalism and Communication Skills
- Leadership ability and continuing scholarship.
- To provide primary, secondary and tertiary level care of the highest standard to critically ill neonates in level I, II and III neonatal care units with usage and maintenance of NICU equipments.
- To take rational decisions in ethical dilemmas in neonatal and perinatal practice.
- To improve communication skills, compassionate attributes and skills while counseling parents including genetic and hereditary diseases.
- Since the fellows are trained with the aim of practicing as independent specialists, this course content will be mainly a guideline and the emphasis is on the practical management of the individuals cases and community.
- There will be lectures, tutorials with participatory and small group learning skills.
- The fundamental components of the teaching programme include.
1) Case presentation & discussion - once a week.
2) Seminar - once a week.
3) Journal club – once a week.
4) Faculty lecture teaching – twice a month.
5) Clinical assessment – once in six months.
6) Rotation training in subspecialty.
7) Interesting and difficult case discussions.
- The daily rounds include bedside discussions including examination, investigation and management plan.
- The candidate will maintain a daily training record / log book for continuous self assessment to record the following:
1) Clinical attendance.
2) Attendance at departmental meetings and seminars.
3) Record of case presentation and other academic activities.
4) Record of the cases done or assisted by a candidate in O.T This record will be checked and signed regularly by the teacher.
a. Seminars / Symposia 1 per month
b. Journal club 1 per month
c. Perinatal meeting 1 per month
d. Clinical case conference 1 per month
e. Bedside presentation 1 per month
f. Interdepartmental meeting with Radiology / Pediatric surgery and others 1 per month
g. Grand rounds 1 per week
h. Mortality meeting and audit meeting 1 per month.
i. There will be essential rotation in the Obstetrics and Gynecology and Paediatric surgery department.
- Conference, CME’s and Workshops
- at least One State / National Conference
- One CME Programme
- should present a paper in the conference
- During the training period, the physician will get to attend:
- There will be theory, OSCE and clinical examination conducted by the institution.
After assessment shows adequate performance and enough scores by the trainee, subject to which the trainee will receive an accredited certificate that shows he/she is legal to practice independently as a Consultant Neonatologist