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Clinical Training

Over the three-year fellowship, each fellow will typically spend 9 months as the on-service fellow, including some months in a combined clinical care support/scholarly activity role that focuses on procedures (including bedside surgeries), high-acuity transports, and coordination of complex deliveries. Trainees also spend 1 month as the fellow in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. To round-out the clinical experience, senior fellows serve as the “acting attending” for 1 month in the NICU and 2 months in the special care nursery. Each fellow will also have dedicated and protected research time (weighted toward the 2nd and 3rd years).

Year 1

  • Orientation
  • NICU Service
  • NICU Nights
  • Research
  • Vacation

Year 2

  • NICU Service
  • NICU Nights
  • Acting Attending (Level II)
  • Acting Attending (Level IV Step-Down)
  • PCICU Service
  • Research
  • Vacation

Year 3

  • NICU Nights
  • Acting Attending (Level IV)
  • Acting Attending (Level IV Step-Down)
  • Acting Attending (Level II)
  • PCICU Service
  • Research
  • Vacation

Quality Improvement and Safety

Board review bookURMC is one of eight institutions recognized by the ACGME to help transform the way we improve quality and safety (Pursuing Excellence). We are also actively involved in the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) and involve our fellows in many unit-wide QI projects including:

  • Improving Critical Transitions in the NICU
  • Reducing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Improving Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Reducing Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Be Prepared for your Future Career

Finally, we are proud that over the last 10 years, 93% of our fellows have passed their boards on their first attempt. Dr. Chess is the editor-in-chief of the First Edition of Avery’s Neonatology Board Review textbook to which many URMC faculty contributed as authors, reviewers, and editors.