Pediatric Neurology Residency Overview

Highlights

  • One of the oldest and largest pediatric residency programs in US (Founded in 1967)
  • Ranked number 3 for Child Neurology Residencies in US by Doximity physician survey
  • Five-year Categorical Training Program
  • Six months of adult Neurology training in PGY3 year. Additional outpatient training integrated in PGY3 and 5 years.
  • Pediatric Neurology training is integrated in all 5 years of inpatient training with graduated responsibilities
  • Mentorship program, starting at PGY1 year by pediatric neurology faculty in pathways chosen by the residents (clinician, clinician-educators, physician-scientists)
  • Fellowship training is available in all pediatric neurology subspecialties
  • Residents are trained and mentored by 38 pediatric neurology faculty with broad clinical expertise and research skills
  • The program emphasizes a balanced approach to residency training focusing on gaining clinical skills, research acumen, and career development with resident wellness.

Training by years for pediatric neurology
PGY1 (pediatrics): One month of inpatient neurology floor intern
PGY2 (pediatrics): One month, as a floor senior, supervising interns on pediatric neurology floor
PGY3: Pediatric neurology floor and consult, pediatric neurology continuity clinics, inpatient adult neurology (stroke, general, consult, NNICU), adult subspecialty clinics, 2.5 months of electives (pediatric EEG, child psychiatry and others)
PGY4: Pediatric neurology floor, pediatric neurology consult, neonatal neurology, pediatric neurology subspecialty clinics, continuity clinics, 2.5 months of pediatric neurology electives
PGY5: 2.5 months of inpatient pediatric neurology, 1 month of outpatient pediatric neurology, 8 months of required and free electives

Calls
PGY3: No scheduled overnight calls for 6 months during electives and pediatric neurology rotations.
PGY4: Home call only. Q 6.5 home calls which end at 8:00AM the next day. No Sunday calls.
PGY5: Home call only. Takes call only every 5th Sunday, and coverage for PGY4s on leave.

Fellowship
A majority of graduating residents complete a fellowship after the conclusion of the PGY5 year, at our own institution, including ACGME fellowships (Epilepsy, neuromuscle, sleep), as well as neurocritical care, neonatal neurology, movement disorders and neuroimmunology.

Chief residents: 2 administrative and one or two education/ wellness / QI chiefs

Wellness and quality of life programs: Daily Lunch with conferences (subject to current Covid exceptions), discounted Gym membership, Yoga classes, Class career development retreats, division sponsored class social outings, difficult case debriefing sessions, on site professional psychologists, residents only town halls, PGY3- PGY5 buddy system, program hosted social events, kudos with treats for resident/s of the month.