Child neurology residents’ training is divided between core clinical child neurology and additional training in the subspecialty disciplines of both child neurology and pediatric neuroscience. The clinical child neurology training portion includes a total of one year of service on the child neurology consultation service, typically split equally between the second and third years of training. Remaining rotations are more flexible, through which residents are taught principles of neurophysiology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, neurological surgery, neurodevelopment, and the basic neurosciences. Some rotations are required and are referred to as selectives. Three months during each of the second and third years are considered more true electives and chosen by the resident with program director approval.

The months of required selectives typically include:

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Dysautonomia / Neurogenetics
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Neuro-oncology
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Elective rotations may include but are not limited to:

  • Neonatal neurology
  • Neuro-immunology
  • Neuro-infectious disease
  • Neuro-opthalmology
  • Neuro-otology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pain management
  • Private practice
  • Research