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The Neonatal Neurocritical Care curriculum at UT Southwestern was strategically designed to meet all core competencies and learning objectives as per the current national standards for training in this field. Although there is currently no formal accreditation for training in neonatal neurocritical care in the United States, the educational curriculum is based on federal guidelines as recommended by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The trainee will develop expert skills in prenatal and neonatal neurological diagnoses and in the neonatal neurological examination across all gestational ages as they follow families from the FETAL Center to the NICU and on through the neurodevelopmental follow-up clinics. 

 Clinical activities will include

  • Neonatal Neurocritical care (NeuroNICU) service for 7 – 8 blocks
  • Electives including dedicated research time 4 – 5 blocks
  • Weekly longitudinal Early Childhood and Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Clinic
  • Fetal consultations

In addition to high-volume consultations at the Level IV and Level III NICUs, the Program offers additional education, training, and elective options in the following areas:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Neonatal Neurophysiology and EEG
  • High risk infant Follow-up (THRIVE) Clinic
  • FETAL consultation
  • Genetics
  • Ethics and Palliative Care
  • Neuromuscular
  • Stroke Neurology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Neurosurgery

The fellow will be expected to participate in the following learning opportunities:

  • FNN Journal club
  • FNN Case Conference
  • FNN Didactics
  • Multidisciplinary NeuroNICU conference
  • Multidisciplinary FETAL (MFM) conference
  • Radiology rounds
  • Neonatology and Neurology division conferences
  • End-of-year research presentation