Neonatology track question

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  1. Chadleez1

    Chadleez1 Senior Member

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    If one is wanting to be a neonatologist, it's my understanding that it is an IM residency followed by a neonate fellowship, right? Or can you substitute the IM residency for a peds residency? Thanks.
     
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  3. AnnK

    AnnK Junior Member

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    Just pedes. Three year of pedes and 2 or 3? of a neonatology fellowship.
     
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    Chadleez1 Senior Member

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    You need to do a peds residency (3 years) and then a 3 year fellowship. I would recommend doing a month of neonatology if you haven't already. I think that all peds fellowships right now are 3 years.
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    While I've got knowledgeable people on here...what is the fundemental differences between perinatology and neonatology? I've never been able to findout the difference between the two specialties. And what's the training difference, if any, between the two?
     
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    Perinatology = around birth, i.e. the high-risk OB-Gyns. 4 years of OB residency + 3 years of MFM (maternal-fetal medicine) fellowship.

    Neonatology = newborns, i.e. peds. 3 years of peds residency + 3 years of neonatology fellowship.
    Kristi
     

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