Clinical training encompasses many areas, starting with delivery room resuscitation and stabilization, progressing to acute intensive care management, palliative care, neonatal transport, infant follow-up and neonatal consultation.

During the clinical training, fellows develop a fund of knowledge and acquire important technical skills. Each NICU experience contributes a distinctive component to the important clinical phase of fellowship training. The ethical dilemmas of neonatal intensive care form an integral part of the clinical experience, and fellows learn to assist families through difficult decisions and the bereavement process.  Fellows will lead the unit, as well as supervise and contribute teaching to residents and medical students.

Our multi-disciplinary approach provides fellows with the tools they need to take care of the most vulnerable babies. As consultants, fellows give input regarding the management of neonatal surgical patients, antepartum obstetrical patients, and other hospitalized non-intensive care newborn infants. Fellows also conduct telephone consultations with pediatricians in the community and at referring hospitals. In addition to critical care activities, fellows become familiar with the physical and developmental issues of high-risk infants by participating in the High-Risk Infant Follow-Up Program.

Fellows will also gain experience in community hospital settings with rotations at the Riverside University of Health Services County Hospital in the NICU staffed with LLU Attendings.

Excellent clinical care depends upon a broad knowledge base of the underlying basic sciences and relevant clinical literature. Core Fellowship Conference offers weekly lectures that address a broad range of clinical and basic science (board relevant) topics in newborn and perinatal medicine that fellows are allotted protected time to attend. Attending physicians or NNPs provide clinical coverage for the fellows to attend these conferences specifically designed for them.

We have a Global Health Rotation experience where a fellow and a faculty member will rotate and teach at the Children's Hospital in Hangzou, China.

Teaching rounds in the NICU

MPH(Master's of Public Health) Degree

The Loma Linda University School of Public Health offers multiple MPH degree opportunities.