PEDI661CM.11 (Las Vegas)
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Short Name: PEDI661CM.11 Neonatal-Perinatal Med
  • Course Number: PEDI661CM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Francis Banfro, M.D. and Associates

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • To gain an understanding of the normal physiology and the disorders that occur in the fetus and newborn.

Description of Rotation

The overall goal of this elective is to learn to recognize the fetus and newborn at risk for life threatening or handicapping conditions and to begin to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to care for the perinatal patient under such circumstances. Students will be involved in obstetrical decision making regarding fetal and neonatal well-being, delivery room resuscitation, acute care emergencies, and ongoing care of the neonate with medical and surgical conditions.


Taeusch, H.W., Ballard, R.A., Avery, M.E. Schaffer and Avery's Diseases of the Newborn. W.B. Saunders Co.

Evaluation Method

History/Physical examination skills, presentations, participation and attendance. Standard pediatric clerkship evaluation form.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

To schedule, contact: Virginia Slywka: (702) 671-2218