Mission and Aims

Mission Statement

The program’s mission is to be a leading Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship within the nation that provides education and skills necessary in providing state-of-the-art patient and research skills that will enable sub-specialty fellow(s) to contribute to the progress of the field of neonatology, leading to improvement of healthcare to the infants in Florida, our nation and the world.

Program Aims

The overall aim of the University of Florida Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship is to provide the highest level of education for our trainees, through rigorous academic standards and research training. The program’s aims are to graduate successful neonatologists that can make a positive impact as leaders and advocates in the field and in our community. Academic Standards include:

  • At least 90% of our fellows will score at their level of training or above on their ITEs
  • At least 90% of our graduates will become board-certified within 2 years of graduation.
  • Research: 100% of our fellows will have a scholarly product prior to their graduation and will have presented such product at a national meeting.
  • Advancement of the field: At least 60% of our fellows will go into academic practice.