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Clinical Training Overview

Clinical Opportunities

All clinical responsibilities and educational activities are within Children's Hospital

Cardiac Care

  • Cardiac NICU has 12 designated beds
  • Dedicated team trained to handle congenital heart disease
  • Daily rounds with cardiology, PICU, and CV surgery
  • 100 infants per year with a with a primary cardiac diagnosis
  • Rotation through the team one block each year and are responsible for cardiac team

Transition/Labor/Consultation Team

  • Attends all high-risk deliveries
  • Consults on families of high-risk infants prior to delivery
  • Organizes Neonatal transport calls, including management and triage of high-risk infants and deployment of the neonatal transport team to the entire state of Oklahoma
  • Serves as the primary team for 12-15 lesser-acuity babies

Acute Care Teams

  • Fellows lead a team of residents and medical students (West) or neonatal nurse practitioners (East) under the supervision of an attending physician
  • Daily rounding with pharmacists, nutritionists, and other auxiliary medical services
  • Rotation through the teams for 36 weeks during fellowship

Air Kids One

Neonatal Fellows will be available for:

  • 24 hour case consultations
  • Case Management
  • Deployment of transport team
  • Guidance of treatment in the field


  • Weekly Fetal and Neonatal Physiology Seminars
  • Weekly conferences presented by fellows dedicated to Perinatal cases, Neonatal cases, Mortality Reviews, and Critically Appraised Topics
  • Weekly Pediatric and OB Grand Rounds
  • A core curriculum for first year fellows in Clinical & Lab Research Methodology, IRB,  Protocols, and Evidence-Based Medicine with 2-day Bio-statistics workshops
  • Monthly Professional Development Seminars
  • 12 four-week blocks of clinical service during the 3 year fellowship, including cardiac care and maternal fetal medicine.
  • ECMO (ECLS) Training Course
  • Opportunity to pursue a Master's degree in Public Health or Clinical Research
  • Regional and National Meeting Travel support
  • Educational book allowance, on-call meal allowance and paid parking.

The University of Oklahoma

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
PO Box 2691, Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
1200 Everett Drive, ETNP 7504, OKC, OK
Phone: (405) 271-5215
Fellowship Coordinator: Denise Harper