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APP Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2025 NICU Fellowship Class will be open starting January 1st, 2025.


The Neonatology APP Fellowship is a one year extended and focused educational program in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which will focus to provide a foundation in Neonatology.

Goals of Fellowship

  • Improving competency in APP's with respect to Neonatal knowledge base and skill set.
  • Improving patient care by providing standardized introduction to Neonatology with evidence-based training in alignment with our Neonatal Fellowship Program.
  • Providing hands on procedural skills workshops and simulation based critical care learning which will improve procedural competency.
  • Providing NRP and delivery room resuscitation skills and improving competency.
  • Providing educational conferences during the week on the latest Neonatology topics, provided by certified Neonatologists, NICU Fellows, and on occasion other sub-specialists.
  • Providing self-study educational opportunities and resources to expand knowledge base and up to date Neonatology practices.
  • Promote teamwork with the interdisciplinary team (Physician's, NICU Residents, Fellows, APPs, Nursing staff and NICU Administrative Staff) to ensure excellent patient care.
  • Providing off-site clinical rotation opportunities in subspecialties to create a greater understanding of neonatal outcomes
  • Development of clinical leadership skills to facilitate interpersonal collaborations, conflict resolution and team building.

Our Success

The NICU APP Fellowship at the University of Rochester was created in 2016. Since the completion of the first class, all fellows have successfully graduated the program. Nine of our graduating APP Fellows are currently practicing APPs in the NICU at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Read testimonials from previous APP fellows