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Academics

We are committed to enhancing our training program and keeping it in line with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) emphasis on outcomes assessment. All of our faculty are board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. All residents are supervised by highly supportive and available faculty. It is expected that residents will become more responsible and autonomous as training progresses. Attendance at national conferences such as the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society’s annual meetings is encouraged by paid conference leave time and monetary support for residents who present at national meetings.

Because we are an integrated program, the first two years of training is spent under the supervision of the pediatric residency program. The PGY 3 year is largely supervised by the adult neurology residency program. The last two years of training is supervised by the child neurology residency program.


Conferences

The program’s strong commitment to resident education is reflected in the wide variety of teaching conferences provided each month. A weekly journal club/case discussion conference focusing on child neurology is attended by the child neurology faculty and residents. A weekly lecture series for all neurology residents is held every Friday afternoon. The adult and child neurology departments as well as the departments of neuroradiology and neuropathology attend weekly neuroscience grand rounds. Separate hour-long EMG and EEG seminars are held once a week.

Residents are encouraged to take increasing responsibility in organizing and preparing grand rounds presentations, neuroscience lectures, and monthly basic neurology lectures for pediatric residents and medical students.