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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

The neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine provides trainees the training required to become key policy, educational and research leaders of the future.

Learn More About SLU's Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Fellowship Training

The neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship program has six funded positions. Formal courses in epidemiology, statistics, newborn physiology and research methods are provided. In clinical training, an emphasis is given to bedside learning with close instructional relationships with the faculty.

Fellows are provided the time and mentorship needed to become successful in performing clinical and/or basic science research. Research projects can be initiated both within and outside the division and are tailored to the specific interests and goals of the individual.

Fellowship Application Process

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program participates the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) Residency Matching Programs. Applicants must register with the ERAS websites. No paper applications will be accepted. Only complete applications submitted through the ERAS system will be reviewed for positions beginning at the PGY-4 level the following academic year. Please contact your residency program’s GME office for additional information regarding the ERAS electronic application process.

All applications submitted are reviewed in August and invitations to interview with the Fellowship Training Program are sent out shortly after. Interviews occur in September and October. If you are invited to interview, you will be contacted by e-mail. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interview will be virtual. During your interviews, you will meet with the several faculty and the program leadership.

Please note: The Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship program will be hosting a weekly Q&A happy hour with the current Fellows during the interview season. More details will be provided with interview information!

A complete ERAS application consists of the following elements:

  • Application
  • CV
  • Your photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official USMLE scores and/or COMLEX scores

If you are an international graduate, you must have a certificate from Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to apply. Foreign nationals are required to obtain a permanent resident or J-1 visa sponsored through the ECFMG. J-1 visas require the successful completion of USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Contact the ECFMG for information about visa sponsorship applications and current immigration regulations for postgraduate training. The Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates had a very informative and helpful website, http://www.ecfmg.org.

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For questions or additional information about the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program, please contact the Fellowship Program Coordinator, Kavitha Krishnarao, kavitha.krishnarao@health.slu.edu, or by calling 314-577-5634.

Additional Information

FREIDA Online, the AMA residency and fellowship database, provides detailed information on the fellowship program. Copy and paste our 10-digit code, 329-28-21-036, into the search engine at the bottom of the page.