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Are there several Neonatology Fellowships, or is there only Neonatal-Perinatal medicine?

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I’m researching Neonatology fellowships and the path for a prospective Neonatologist, and I have only come across Neonatal-Perinatal medicine. I am interested in this, but are there others?

Do doctors with a Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal medicine actually care for and treat newborns, or do they just serve as consultants? If so, which Pediatric specialty will allow a physician to care for and treat newborns?
Never mind, I found an answer to this. If you want to add something feel free…..
Here: http://www.nrmp.org/fellow/match_name/neonatal-perinatal/about.html

Apparently the do serve as consultants as well as caring for the newborns, etc.
I meant, ‘they’. Not ‘the’.

1 Comment so far

  1. Marie

    Any pediatrician can care for a newborn. The point of neonatology is not the age of the baby but the their medical condition. Neonatologists generally care for sick newborns, not well ones. They’re also the ones who get called to the OR for the very preterm or otherwise hazardous births.

    Neonatologists are the people who run the NICU, the neonatal intensive care unit. They aren’t generally called as consultants; they most certainly do have direct care responsibilities. In smaller hospitals they sometimes also do cover the well-baby nursery. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘other’ fellowships. You become a neonatologist by first completing med school, next completing a pediatric residency, and then doing a neonatal-perinatal fellowship. You could probably go on to further subspecialize in something or other after that, though. I know a guy who’s triple-boarded in peds, PICU and NICU medicine. He’s kinda special. *g*




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