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Child Neurology Curriculum

The child neurology residency curriculum includes:

6 months of inpatient services (including 2 months of Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit)

12 months of adult neurology

  • 6 months of inpatient services
  • 3 months of ambulatory
  • 3 months of adult electives
  • Adult continuity clinics

24 months of child neurology

  • 2 months of pediatric neurophysiology (combination of epilepsy and neuromuscular testing)
  • 4 months of ambulatory - outpatient services
  • Outpatient rotation in pediatric neurosurgery
  • Outpatient rotation in pediatric psychiatry
  • 1 month pediatric neurophysiology
  • Other rotations may include: epidemiology and statistics, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neural and behavioral development, neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuroimaging, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, and neuropsychology.
  • 8 months of inpatient child neurology

Resident work hours will be fully complain with AGCME duty hour regulations.


Moonlighting is allowed with approval of the program directors. By ACGME mandate, moonlighting hours must be reported and included in calculations of total work hours; the sum of resident program and moonlighting hours must not exceed 80 hours/week.

Child Neurology Didactic Topics


  • Speech
  • Motor
  • Embryology review of disease
  • CNS malformations
  • Autism
  • ADHD


  • Neonatal Seizures
  • Pediatric Epilepsy I
  • Pediatric Epilepsy II
  • Epilepsy Pharmacology


  • Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Dysmorphology
  • Update on Genetic Testing
  • Metabolic disorders I (Pathways)
  • Metabolic disorders II (Selected disorders)
  • Metabolic disorders III (Selected disorders)
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Inherited leukodystrophy


  • Headaches in childhood
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension


  • CNS infections

Movement Disorders

  • Overview of Movement Disorders
  • Benign Infant Movements
  • Tourette Syndrome


  • Introduction to hypotonia (exam, differential)
  • Hypotonia II (cerebral causes)
  • Hypotonia III (peripheral causes)
  • “Cerebral Palsy”
  • Muscular Dystrophies Pathology
  • Muscular Dystrophies Treatment
  • SMA/Genetic myopathies

Neurooncology Review


  • Disorders of Ocular Motility in Children
  • Papilledema

Palliative care for the neurologically ill child


  • Medical Management of psychiatric disorders in children


  • Psychotherapy


  • Pediatric Sleep disorders


  • Speech therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric TBI

General Neurology lectures

  • Pediatric Ataxia (Acquired and hereditary disorders)
  • Neurologic Consequences of prematurity
  • Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Macrocephaly/hydrocephalus
  • Demyelinating disease
  • Update on Pediatric Stroke
  • Neurocutaneous disorders I (TS, SWS)
  • Neurocutaneous disorders II (NF)

In addition to these topics, we have an ongoing Ethics series with our program leadership and separate Board Review sessions with all our faculty.