Nationwide Children's Hospital Neonatology Fellowship
    The goal of the Neonatal Physical Therapy Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is to
    educate and train physical therapists with advanced clinical competency in neonatal physical therapy. We seek fellowship candidates who can contribute expertise to the comprehensive care of premature or medically fragile infants as a member of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team, participate in evidence-based practice and research and provide education to a diverse array of constituents including parents and other members of the health care team, including other physical therapists.

    Nationwide Children’s is collaborating with West Virginia University (WVU) to provide curriculum for the fellowship program. Twelve months of clinical training includes online coursework through WVU, which allows fellows to remain on-site at Nationwide Children’s to participate in clinical translation and mentorship. The program focuses on didactic experiences, clinical application and research. As full-time employees, fellows can expect a competitive salary, as well as a benefits package.

    With 254 beds dedicated to the care of newborns, Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides the most comprehensive care for newborns in the region. Our Level III NICU and our Newborn Special Care Unit (NSCU) specialize in the management of babies with complex birth defects, severe prematurity and
    complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Neonatology
Program Directors Name Maria R D'Amore, PT
Address Line 1 700 Children's Drive
Address Line 2 C4973
City, State Zip Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone 614/722-6642
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 Rolling
Admission Decision Date 1 Rolling
Program Start Date 1 07/01/2016
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Interviews will be scheduled on a case-by-base basis.
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Minimum Requirements: - Three years of pediatric physical therapy clinical experience OR completion of an accredited Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program - Eligible to sit for Pediatric Clinical Specialist (PCS) examination OR PCS certification
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
    Not Applicable
Program Details
Multi-site program No
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Education stipend, reimbursement of Ohio licensure fees
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 27
      Maximum Number of Positions 1