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Newborn Nursery and Neonatal ICU

During this rotation, we spend two weeks in the Newborn Nursery and NICU working with a Pediatrician, Neonatologist and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Our mornings are initially spent pre-rounding and performing newborn physical exams.  Next, we join our Pediatrician on rounds.  There is just one Resident per Attending on this rotation, so it's a great opportunity for personalized teaching and learning.  After regular newborn nursery rounds, we proceed to the NICU and work alongside their team caring for babies with problems such as premature lungs or infection. Our afternoons are largely spent in didactic sessions with the Attending.  Along with this daily routine, whenever a high-risk delivery or c-section occurs, we have direct hands-on involvement in the initial triage of the baby.