Mother Baby Unit


Before Your Rotation

  • Contact Dr. Poj Lysouvakon by page on the Friday prior to beginning your rotation.
  • Review the Goals and Objectives


  • Required four-week rotation for all PL-1 residents
  • Residents are the primary providers for newborns and will work six days per week, 6am to 5pm
  • Weekend coverage is divided between the two interns on the MBU rotation
  • Both 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

The rotation will take place in the Mother Baby Unit (team room on 3rd floor of Mitchell) and Labor and Delivery (L&D) on the third floor of Comer. You will be supervised by Dr. Poj Lysouvakon, as well as other members of the Section of Academic Pediatrics.

Specific resident duties are as follows:

  • Complete history (from mother/family) and physical examination (of neonate) initially
  • Daily examination (including vitals) 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/noon conferences, Grand Rounds, and ambulatory clinics