Child Neurology Residency Electives
In NYU Langone’s Department of Neurology, your training as a child neurology resident is divided between core clinical child neurology and additional training in subspecialty disciplines. This additional training may either go deeper into clinical child neurology or help you focus basic or translational on pediatric neuroscience. The clinical child neurology residency training portion includes a total of six months of service on the child neurology consultation service, typically split equally between your second and third years of training.
Through the remaining, more flexible rotations, residents learn the principles of neurophysiology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, neurological surgery, neurodevelopment, and the basic neurosciences. Some rotations are required. These rotations, called selectives, are chosen from among a number of area-specific core rotations.
The months of required selectives typically include weeks of the following:
- child psychiatry
- developmental pediatrics
- dysautonomia and neurogenetics
- neuromuscular diseases
- pediatric epilepsy
- pediatric neuro-oncology
- pediatric neurosurgery
Elective rotations may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- neonatal neurology
- neuroinfectious disease
- pain management
- private practice
During your second and third years, you typically spend at least three months on rotations you select yourself, with approval of the program director; these are your electives.