First Year

Clinical Training

During the first year of the program, clinical rotations include NICU, neonatal follow-up, transport and elective. During the second year the rotations include NICU, maternal-fetal medicine and elective. Opportunities are available to rotate through a community-based Level II unit based at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton.

For 2 years in this program, trainees spend minimum of 12 months (13 Blocks) providing clinical service in our NICU. Trainees are expected to participate in the on-call schedule six to seven nights per block, during which their responsibility is the supervision of residents and/or Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioners in-house, as well as the coordination of transport by the Nurse Transport Team.

Sample Schedule:
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