The Department of Neonatology, PSG Super Specialty Hospitals, is awarded level IIb accreditation by the National Neonatology Forum (NNF) of India. Under the aegis of NNF India, the Department is offering a Fellowship in Neonatology course for eligible candidates.
The department has a 17-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and handles about 600 sick neonates in the NICU per year. Neonates with extreme prematurity, respiratory distress, congenital malformations, genetic disorders and surgical conditions are managed in the NICU by an expert team of doctors and well-trained nurses. The unit is equipped with mechanical ventilation, CPAP, HFNC, High-frequency oscillatory ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, total parenteral nutrition, bedside echocardiography and cranial ultrasound. ROP screening, Hearing screening, and Critical congenital heart disease screening are routinely done in the unit. PSG Kamadhenu – Human Milk Bank provides donor human milk for sick babies in the NICU. There is excellent multidisciplinary support from departments of Paediatric Surgery, Cardiology And Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Developmental Paediatrics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy.
The hospital has a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Fetal Medicine and Infertility clinic providing a wide range of Obstetric services. These departments cater to all high-risk pregnancies and handle more than 3000 deliveries per year. The neonatology department provides support to these departments from the fetal period till the delivery of these high-risk neonates. The neonates in the postnatal ward are well taken care of by the neonatal faculties with support for lactation and screening for common neonatal problems.
Fellowship candidates will have adequate exposure to clinical management of critically ill neonates, which includes resuscitation and management of preterm neonates, perioperative care of surgical neonates including cardiac surgery, supervised management of high-frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide, care of good babies in the postnatal ward and follow up of high risk/ well babies. Regular academic activities are an integral part of the department, like seminars, journal clubs, case-based teachings and simulation-based learning. The department has a lot of scope for research and supports the research activities of the candidates.
• Applicant should have passed either M.D./D.N.B./D.Ch. course in Pediatrics in a recognized Medical College / Institution and should have obtained Medical Council Registration from the Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC). Those who are registered in other states must re-register in TNMC as per prevailing norms.
• For post-DNB/MD Pediatrics candidates- 1 year
• For post-DCH candidates -1 ½ years
The course begins on January 01, 2024.
No of seats:
• Two per year
• Applications for the course will be available online on the hospital website from November 2023.
• The selection will be based on further assessment and interview process.
Applications are available from Nov 1st, 2023
Course commencement: January 01, 2024
Last Date to Apply : December 15 ,2023
Exam dates: Exit exam in April/October*
Fees: Nil (NNF registration and exam fees will be the responsibility of the candidates)
Stipend: Rs.50,000.00 /month
Accommodation within hospital premises can be availed by the needed candidates depending upon the availability. They have to comply with hostel rules and regulations and have to pay hostel fees separately to the management.
Fellows will be able to perform the following procedures based on their experience
• Peripheral IV insertion
• Umbilical arterial and venous catheter insertion
• Peripherally inserted central access (PICC) insertion
• Peripheral arterial line insertion
• Intercostal drain tube insertion
The Neonatology Fellowship Program at PSG Hospitals expects all Fellows to uphold the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in the conduct of their Fellowship project from the date of award through to their course phase and thereafter. Therefore, Fellows agree that they shall:
1. Ensure the dignity, rights, reputation, safety and well-being of all individuals and avoid unreasonable risk or harm to others.
2. Always be aware of their overriding responsibility to the treated patients.
3. Inform themselves about and show respect for local cultures, behaviours and customs.
4. Be straightforward and honest in all their professional relationships.
5. Not disclose confidential information regarding the patients acquired in the course of the Fellowship, except with prior permission in writing from the individual, host organization or relevant authority.
6. Refrain from harassing or discriminating against other members based on race, colour, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, etc.
7. Be respectful in communication.
8. In such instances where the intended person may have room for improvement, share constructive criticism in private channels when possible.
Any violations of the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary actions in accordance with Hospital policy up to and including dismissal from the program