The Michigan State University Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship is a three-year ACGME-accredited program designed to develop excellent, well-trained neonatologists with experience in clinical neonatology, research, teaching, and administration. Clinical experience is provided at Sparrow Hospital in downtown Lansing, with an elective cardiothoracic rotation available with the University of Michigan. As they progress through their clinical rotations, fellows devote more and more of their time to researching a topic of interest. A broad range of mentors and research facilities are available at Michigan State University's East Lansing campus, only a few miles down the road from Sparrow Hospital.
Inpatient rotations are completed in the Michigan State University-Sparrow Hospital Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU). Established in 1972 as a 6-bed local unit accepting perhaps one fellow every two years, the facility has since expanded to serve the entire Mid-Michigan region with 47 beds, several faculty, and up to five fellows at a time.
Since its inception in 1984, the MSU Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship has graduated some 35 fellows. In recent years, the program has distinguished itself, with many fellows winning prestigious national, regional, and local awards, and accepting academic positions in Neonatology at high-ranking institutions.