The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) residency program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The fundamental purpose of the postgraduate training program in NPM is to prepare trainees for a career in neonatology. The graduate medical education program in NPM furthers the missions of providing the highest quality medical care to patients and educating future generations of physicians to serve our community and the State of New Jersey.

The program consists of a structured curriculum, providing extensive opportunities to learn perinatal physiology, clinical neonatology, and research methodology. Physicians in training will develop personal, clinical and professional competence under the guidance and careful supervision of our faculty and staff. The program offers safe, appropriate and humane care of patients and the progression of resident physician responsibility consistent with each trainee's demonstrated clinical experience, knowledge and skill. The completion of a research project, under the guidance of an experienced faculty member fulfills the ACGME requirement for training and provides an opportunity for the trainee for an academic career.

After completion of the training program, qualified graduates are eligible for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine.