Weekly Fellow Conference:
Our teaching program is dedicated to producing the finest academically trained neonatal clinicians through a combination of rigorous clinical rotations, didactic and interactive learning. One of our differentiating methods are half and full day protected learning each Wednesday provided for all our fellows. These weekly conferences include journal club and manuscript reviews, clinical intake rounds, reviews of evidence-based medicine, board review sessions, and bedside teaching. Each week, we discuss the clinical research agenda of the unit including the research activities and updates of the fellows. The latter are performed in both a formal and informal manner.
We strongly encourage our faculty and staff to attend the many weekly, monthly, and annual conference supported by the division, as well as, those providing important educational benefits to further our purpose of providing the best care to our patients.
Conferences supported by the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Neonatology include:
1. Follow Up Conference: with the team from High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program.
2. Clinical Case presentations: highlight difficult cases by fellows.
3. Placental pathology conference: led by placental scientist Dr. Mana Parast.
4. Morbidity and Mortality review: chaired by Dr. Erika Fernandez.
5. Cardiology rounds: Thursday afternoons with Dr. Sepulveda at Jacobs Medical Center, Thursday mornings at Rady Children's.
6. Neuroradiology rounds: Monday afternoons with Dr. Julie Bykowski.
7. Neonatal video resuscitation review (bi-monthly): a recognized quality improvement activity of the UCSD Medical Center during where we review videos of resuscitations performed in the last two weeks. This experience allows all members of the resuscitation team to further develop resuscitation skills and discuss procedures and team activities.
8. Perinatal conference is a multidisciplinary meeting held in collaboration with the fetal diagnostic center. This allows the team to review all current high-risk pregnancies and discuss possible management strategies. Fellows are active participants in these rounds.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The fellows participate in a 2-day accelerated Epidemiology and Biostatistics course led by a local professor with a Doctorate in Epidemiology.