Child Neurology Residency - Program Overview

The first two years of clinical training are housed within the Pediatric Residency Training Program where your schedule is tailored to comply with the American Board of Pediatrics training requirements for General Pediatrics for the Pediatrics-Child Neurology Pathway.   Upon successful completion of these two years you will transition into your first year within the Child Neurology Residency Training Program as a PL-3.

The Child Neurology Residency Training Program at the University of Chicago is supported by the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Neurology, and offers a 3-year ACGME accredited residency training in Child Neurology.  All the requirements of our training program are in accordance with the Accreditation Counsel of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for child neurology residency and will qualify graduates to be eligible to sit for the certification examination of The American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology for the board certification in Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology.

Sample of the curriculum

Child Neurology Year 1

  • Pediatric Neurology Inpatient       
  • Pediatric Neurology Outpatient
  • Adult Neurology Inpatient
  • Adult Neurology Outpatient
  • Adult Neurology Consult Service
  • Pediatric Neuro-radiology                    

Child Neurology Year 2

  • Pediatric Neurology Inpatient       
  • Pediatric Neurology Outpatient        
  • Adult Neurology Outpatient             
  • Adult Neurology Consult Service       
  • Neuro-intensive Care Unit                 
  • EEG and EMG                            
  • Electives                                        

Child Neurology Year 3

  • Pediatric Neurology Inpatient       
  • Pediatric Neurology Outpatient     
  • Neuro-pathology                         
  • Child Psychiatry                          
  • Electives                                                                  
 

Continuity clinic

Each resident will have a half- day per week continuity clinic throughout the 3 years of training. A faculty member works in parallel with the resident in clinic and is available for supervision. The resident will have the opportunity to work with several different attending pediatric neurologists during their continuity clinic.

Calls

Night call is shared by residents assigned to a particular service. Child Neurology resident takes overnight call on the Adult Neurology service (night float system) and takes Pediatric Neurology calls (home-call) while they are not on adult neurology service.

Didactic Activity

Weekly

  • Child Neurology lecture series
  • Stroke report
  • Board review session
  • Neurology Grand rounds
  • Pediatric Grand rounds
  • General (Adult) Neurology lecture series

Monthly

  • Journal club
  • Pediatric Neurology morning report
  • Schorr rounds (pediatric neurology case presentation)
  • Pediatric EEG conference

Lecture series

  • Neurophysiology (EEG & EMG) lecture series
  • Neuromuscular conference
  • Brain cutting session