The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Neonatology Fellowship
    The Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a 98 bed, state-of-the-art intensive care unit that provides care for critically ill newborns and infants. The N/IICU is a Level IV unit equipped with the latest technology and advances in neonatal medicine, where for more than 50 years, babies with all types of conditions and congenital malformations have received cutting-edge care from a team of nationally-recognized experts.
    The mission, goals and objectives of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Physical Therapy Neonatology Fellowship program are focused on developing a clinical specialist who possesses advanced clinical skills with expertise in treating a select population of children: newborns and infants who require intensive care.
    As a CHOP PT Neonatology Fellow you will train alongside physician Neonatology Fellows in order to develop an understanding of the medical backgrounds and interventions for these fragile infants. You will participate in bedside rounds, carry a diverse NICU caseload and participate in Neonatal follow up clinic. Your coursework will take you into the literature as well as provide you with informal and interactive didactic sessions provided by the expert staff at CHOP. You will be mentored by neonatal PT’s with extensive clinical experience and a passion for improving the care and follow-up of medically fragile infants. Other opportunities include developing quality improvement projects, participating in research with the mentorship of CHOP research scientists and teaching in the CHOP NICU new-nursing orientation program.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neonatology
Program Directors Name Diane Versaw-Barnes, PT, DPT, MS
Address Line 1 34th & Civic Center Blvd.
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone 267/426-5002
Fax 215/590-6162
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 Rolling
Admission Decision Date 1 Rolling
Program Start Date 1 05/07/2018
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews scheduled at mutually convenient times
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience 1) Licensed or eligible for licensure in PA. 2) American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Specialist (ABPTS) in Pediatrics, OR graduate of APTA credentialed Pediatric PT Residency program, OR eligible to sit for the ABPTS Pediatrics examination.
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Three professional references
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition No
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Paid conference expense
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 20
      Maximum Number of Positions 1