Welcome to the Mother Baby Unit! You will become proficient in the care of newborns as well as providing sound anticipatory guidance before discharge. You will be supervised by Dr. Poj Lysouvakon, as well as other members of the Sections of Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine.


Before Your Rotation


  • Required rotation for all PL-1 residents, may occur in 2- or 4-week blocks
  • Residents are the primary providers for newborns and work six days per week, 6 AM to 4 PM. Sign out any pertinent information to the NNPs or NICU resident team at 4 PM daily.
  • Weekend coverage is divided between the interns
  • Residents are expected to be present on weekdays but can alternate weekend coverage as desired
  • Residents are responsible for contacting the covering attending on the weekends to discuss rounding times, expectations, etc.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Complete history (from mother/family) and physical examination (of neonate) initially
  • Daily examination of neonates with follow-up history from mothers/caretakers as indicated
  • Clearing qualified neonates for circumcision
  • Ensuring appropriate tests and therapies for neonate are performed
  • Ensuring appropriate follow-up appointments upon neonate’s discharge from hospital
  • Ensuring adequate teaching and anticipatory guidance for parents (jaundice, circumcision, breast-feeding, back-to-sleep, umbilical stump care, etc)
  • Education of third-year medical students
  • On-time attendance for morning reports and noon conferences; 75% conference attendance is expected


Team works in the Mother-Baby Unit (team room on 3rd floor of Mitchell Hospital) and Labor and Delivery (L&D) on the third floor of Comer.


MBU Manual