The primary goal of the quality improvement (QI) component of the fellowship program is to ensure that fellows learn, both through didactics and hands-on activities, the knowledge and skills required to continually improve their own practice as well as the results delivered by the systems in which they practice. These are not only important goals for the fellowship program, but are also requirements of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is a national leader in quality improvement teaching and implementation, and our Neonatal Service Line has a large number of skilled educators and mentors to assist the fellow during their fellowship. A QI subcommittee of the neonatal fellowship committee will oversee the education and the development of practical experience in the fellows. All fellows will receive education on quality improvement and participate in a division quality improvement project.