Child Neurology Didactics and Conference Schedule

Our didactics curriculum consists of core concepts which are presented both longitudinally and in block periods. Longitudinal themes include neuroanatomy, clinical case-based learning, EMG, and board review. Clinical blocks address focused neurological topics (e.g. stroke, white matter disease, neonatal neurology, headache, etc.) and are presented through relevant lectures, clinical simulation vignettes, and hands-on experiences during the academic year. We also incorporate a research curriculum, which includes sessions addressing relevant topics such as journal clubs, mock grant and article review sessions, and resident research presentations.

In addition, we have multiple weekly standing topic-driven conferences, including ones targeted for difficult clinical cases, EEG and Epilepsy Surgical cases, and neuroradiology.

Residents will spend the first 3 weeks of adult year in a high-intensity neurology “Boot Camp” series where they have the opportunity to learn about and develop skills needed for managing general and acute neurologic concerns, and they are provided with an introduction to interpreting neurologic studies including EEG, neuroimaging, and EMGs.  They also have a week long Child Neurology “Boot Camp” prior to start of the Child Neurology years to familiarize them with management of acute concerns specific to the child neurology population as well as pediatric EEG and neuroimaging.

 Monday  
Noon-1 p.m. Adult Neurology Core Didactics
Noon-1 p.m. Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board (weekly)
1-2 p.m. Neuroimmunology Conference (monthly)
3-4 p.m. Pediatric Epilepsy Cases and Surgical Epilepsy Conference

Tuesday  
8-9 a.m. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Core Lectures (Quarterly)
8-9 a.m. Epilepsy Surgery Conference
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Neurogenetics Conference (monthly)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Child Neurology Clinical Case Conference
2:30-3:30 p.m. Neonatal Neurology Radiology Rounds
3:30-5 p.m. Adult Neurology Stroke Conference
4-5 p.m. Adult Neuromuscular Conference
Wednesday  
8-9 a.m.  Child Neurology Core Didactics
12:30-1:30 p.m. Child Neurology Core Didactics
4-5 p.m. Neurology Grand Rounds

Thursday  
8-9 a.m. Pediatric Grand Rounds
Time varies Unified Fellows Course (Didactics for all pediatric fellows addressing a range of topics from research considerations to physician wellness and burnout)

Friday  
Noon-1 p.m. Neuropathology Conference
Noon-1 p.m. Adult Neurology Core Didactics
Noon-1 p.m. Pediatric Movement Disorder Conference (monthly)
4-5 p.m. Pediatric Neuroradiology Rounds