Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

Our program provides exposure to a rich variety of clinical pathology.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship is a three-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our program provides a range of research opportunities to enrich our fellows’ experience and teach skills that are foundational for successful scholarly endeavors.

We accept two fellows per year.


Monthly rotations include the following services:

  • NICU
  • NICU follow-up clinic
  • Couplet care unit
  • Perinatology
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Research

Call is in-house and occurs about one in five days throughout the fellowship.

Our required routine conferences include:

  • Neonatology core curriculum: Twice-monthly conferences lead by fellow with faculty facilitation on core neonatal topics.
  • GME core curriculum: Monthly conferences covering professionalism, ethics, introduction to statistics and more.
  • Ob-Neonatal conference: This quarterly conference provides an opportunity to discuss interesting cases from the perspective of both disciplines.
  • Neonatal journal club: Fellows choose a journal article to present methodology and findings to the group once a month.
  • Pediatric grand rounds: Rounds cover a variety of pediatric topics. Fellows have an opportunity to lead one or more of the grand rounds during the fellowship.

There are many clinical and basic science research opportunities, and fellows are given protected time to permit participation in these as well as quality improvement projects.

  • Train at a dedicated children's hospital with a designated Level II pediatric trauma center

    Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple is 112-bed hospital with more than 40 specialty services and specialized transport.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is October 15.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have completed a three-year Pediatric residency program.

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • Transcript from medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of reference from medical school faculty or residency/fellowship experience
  • A recent photo
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Record of other graduate medical experience, if applicable
  • ECFMG certificate, if foreign medical graduate
  • Passing USMLE II and III scores

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Program Administrator
Holly Ascherl
Phone: 254.724.2310

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

Holly Ascherl Phone: 254-724-2310 Email: holly.hunter1@bswhealth.org

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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