Schedule and Rotations

After completion of two years of general pediatrics, residents participate in 10 months of adult neurology rotations during their PGY-3 year. Two months of this year are also dedicated to a call-free research elective. During the final 2 years of Child Neurology, residents spend approximately 50% of their time rotating on the 4 different service rotations and 50% of their time exploring career development through electives and research.Residents participate in weekly Child Neurology continuity clinic throughout all training years.

Child Neurology Service Rotations

4 Service Rotations

Inpatient/Ward Service

  • Patients with primary neurologic diagnosis
  • Dedicated Inpatient Team faculty attending with no other clinical obligations while on service
  • Other team members: pediatric interns, pediatric senior resident, PA, medical students

Inpatient Consult Service

  • Inpatient consults from floors, PICU, NICU, and CICU
  • Dedicated Consult Team faculty attending with no other clinical obligations while on service
  • Dedicated Neonatal Neurology Faculty in addition to consult attending
  • Other team members: rotating adult neurology residents, psychiatry and child psychiatry residents, pediatric residents, medical students

Outpatient/Emergency Room Consult Service

  • Handle urgent outpatient referrals and emergency room visits with acute neurologic concerns

Overnight Call Service

  • Handle acute neurologic concerts which arise at the hospital and within the surrounding community overnight
  • Consists of home call with certain specific in-house responsibilities including: signout, feedback, and management of acute neurologic emergencies
  • Dedicated night-time faculty member to provide guidance and supervision addressing acute concerns
  • In-person signout and feedback to day team/attendings as well as with the epileptology team reading overnight EEG studies provide opportunities for feedback and professional growth

Child Neurology Electives

Required Electives

  • Neonatal neurology (4 weeks)
  • Neurosurgery (4 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks)

Additional Electives

  • Away rotations (US or International)
  • EEG
  • EMG
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Epilepsy Surgery
  • Genetics/Metabolism
  • Headache
  • Neuro-critical care
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-otology
  • Neurodevelopmental/Developmental Medicine
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Required for NDD)
  • Research
  • Sleep
  • Subspecialty Clinics

Adult Neurology Year

  • 10 months Adult Neurology Rotations during PGY-3 year
  • 2 months Adult Neurology Electives during PGY-4/5 years
  • 2 month research elective during PGY-3 year (call-free)

ACGME Requirements

6 months inpatient

  • Stroke
  • Neurology Ward Service
  • Inpatient Neurology Consults
  • Night Float

6 months outpatient and related specialties

  • VA Hospital Clinic
  • Neuro-oncology
  • EEG
  • EMG
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Movement Disorders
  • Cognitive
  • Concussion
  • Neuromuscular Clinic
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Otology
  • Neuropathology
  • Sleep

Fellowship training programs available for Child Neurology Residents in Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Sleep, Research, and Stroke.