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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship

2010-2011 UC Davis Neonatology Fellows


The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program at the University of California, Davis offers training to eligible fellows for a period of three years. First accredited by the ACGME in 1984, our training program is designed to fulfill the training requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics.

The goals of our training program are to prepare individuals to become independent and competent practitioners of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, to help them acquire and maintain the necessary clinical knowledge and to mentor them in a project of scholarly significance. Ultimately, we aim to enable our fellows to develop successful careers in academic and/or clinical medicine.

Elements of Training

Our program provides necessary opportunities for comprehensive clinical trainingcore and clinical knowledge, and research activities.


UC Davis trainees benefit from a state-of-the-art University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital operating in the vast academic environment of the University of California Davis. Anchored in a diverse and dynamic community, UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers access to multidisciplinary subspecialty care, including treatment of complex heart disease and rare neurological disorders. Its close proximity to Shriners Hospital allows for comprehensive, integrated care of children with multiple birth defects.

The University of California Davis is host to outstanding basic, translational and clinical research programs in the fields of neurosciences, stem-cell biology, immunology, vascular and cancer biology. Its animal facilities are amongst the largest and most diverse in the US, including the only non-human primate facility in California.

The Sacramento metropolitan area benefits from its prime location between the Sierra Nevada mountains and Pacific ocean. It enjoys a moderate climate, ready access to countless outdoors activities and affordable living in a vibrant, diverse community.

Application Process

Eligible candidates must have completed training in an ACGME-accredited pediatrics residency program and hold a valid California medical license. Our program participates in the NRMP for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and uses ERAS for the evaluation of applicant's file and selection.

Contact Information

For More Information, Please Call Training Program Administrative Assistant 
(916) 734-3203

Francis Poulain, M.D.
Director, Fellowship Training Program
(916) 734-3676