Newborn Medicine | Fellowships | Education

Didactic Conferences

Weekly Conferences

4:00 - 5:00 p.m Department of Pediatrics core lectures and Early in Research Conference
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. The conference includes:
  • Clinical case conference promotes the fellow’s skill as an educator.
  • Joint conferences are held with St. Louis University and provide an opportunity to collaborate experiences.
  • Morbidity and mortality conference helps understand the mechanism of death of neonates in collaboration with the pediatric pathologists.
  • Faculty members from the division discuss core topics proscribed by the ABP.
  • Guidelines and clinical pathways for patient care are discussed.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. This conference aims to fulfill the curriculum proscribed by the ABP neonatal –perinatal medicine subspecialty board. Evidenced-based medicine journal club, physiology and pathophysiology lectures, fetal and neonatal pharmacology lectures, biostatistics and QI methodology are some of the topics covered during this conference.
9:15 a.m. Pediatric Grand Rounds - Lectures are on a wide range of topics by Washington University faculty and visitors. These are attended by many members of the St. Louis pediatric community, including full-time faculty, students, house staff, nurses and hospital administrators. Six named lectureships (Hartmann, Dodge, Abelson, Thurston, Strunk and Santiago) provide support for the most sought-after pediatric speakers in the world.
noon Labor and delivery quality improvement, neuroradiology rounds, and developmental pediatrics conference.

Twice a month conference

4:30 p.m. Fetal care conference

Once a month conference

3:00 p.m. ECMO conference

Once a year conference

  Department of Pediatrics Research Retreat:
Allows current fellows to present their research projects. Current and future first year fellows learn about the research projects in the department. This retreat provides the incoming first year fellows an excellent opportunity to meet multiple investigators and learn about the research opportunities available to them.
  ECMO Bootcamp:
Once in August every year for the new fellows .The camp is held several times a year and fellows who did not get a chance to attend in August can attend later on in the year as well.

Simulation Training:

Neonatal –Perinatal Simulation Boot Camp

Advanced Simulation Training Sessions in the Saigh Simulation Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital augment the fellows’ educational experience by providing hands-on, high-fidelity simulation experiences in the management of complex neonatal problems.

Fellows as educators:

Fellows have multiple opportunities to develop and hone their skills as educators through the following

Monday to Thursday 7.45 am: Resident teaching in the NICU while on clinical service
Bedside teaching on daily rounds while on clinical service
Formal and informal teaching of residents , medical students and bedside nurses while on-call

The clinical case conference described above encourages fellows to reflect on a clincal case in their practice , read relevant literature and present the case succinctly to the audience in the room and on-line.

Teach residents NRP at the monthly review ( need to be NRP instructors)

Educational Resources

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Children's Hospital St. Louis
Children's Discovery Institute
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