Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Eligibility & Application Instructions

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota participates in the National Resident Match Program and will accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

We appreciate your interest in the University of Minnesota's Neonatal Fellowship Program and look forward to reviewing your application. Please feel free to contact the program director, Dr. Catherine Bendel (, if you have any questions not answered here on the webpage. We generally match for 2 candidates each year.

The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement.  Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

Please Note:

  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program by the fellowship start date. 
  • We accept only applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders), or those who have a J-1 Visa.
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required, preferably to include one from a neonatologist and one from the residency program director.