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Training Requirements

for General Pediatrics for the Pediatrics-Child Neurology Pathway

A special agreement exists between the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), whereby an applicant who completes at least two years of accredited training in general comprehensive pediatrics and the neurology training necessary to meet the requirements for certification in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, fulfills the training requirements of both the ABP and the ABPN.

Learn more about Pediatrics-Neurology Training Requirements at the ABP website.

Core Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum for the two years of general pediatrics training should include a broad exposure to the specialty and must include 22 months of clinical experiences, 20 months of which are specified. The additional two months of electives will be at the discretion of the general pediatrics program director. Rotations in child neurology are restricted to one month, either as a required subspecialty or as an elective rotation. The 20 months' specified experiences must consist of the following:

Rotations Months Required
Emergency Medicine & Acute Illness 3 (with at least 2 in ED)

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics


Adolescent Medicine

Term Newborn 1
Inpatient Pediatrics (non-ICU) 5 (no maximum)
Ambulatory Experiences to include community pediatrics and child advocacy 2





**Additional Subspecialty

4 (minimum)

Outpatient longitudinal experience of 32 half-day sessions OR inpatient longitudinal experience of 200 hours
Last Update
July 30, 2015
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Last Update
July 30, 2015