We have a comprehensive teaching curriculum covering all CanMEDS key competencies based on a two-year cycle that involves protected attendance for our trainees at the weekly neonatal academic half day. Presentations are made by neonatologists, pediatric subspecialists, other guest speakers and neonatal-perinatal trainees.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Morbidity and mortality reviews
- Neonatal ethics series
- Journal club
- Systems-based neonatal “hot topics”
Trainees are also encouraged to attend weekly staff neonatologist rounds where difficult or controversial cases from each unit are discussed. Other teaching sessions include mock codes, perinatal high risk rounds, combined prenatal diagnosis rounds and various pediatric rounds offered through the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics at CHEO.