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About This Program
The first two (pediatrics preliminary) years of the categorical program in child neurology are within the University of Louisville Pediatrics Residency Program. The two years include inpatient, outpatient, NICU, PICU and elective experiences as well as research opportunities. The resident will gain experience in general pediatrics in accordance with the requirements as outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics. At the end of the five year experience the trainee will be Board eligible in Pediatrics as well as Board eligible in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.
Beginning in the PGY-3 year, the child neurology resident begins with one year on the adult neurology service obtaining experience in general neurology and stroke inpatient services, as well as exposure to the various outpatient subspecialties within neurology. The child neurology resident spends a total of 8 months in the second year and third year (PGY-4 and 5) on the child neurology inpatient service where he/she is responsible for the care of all patients on the child neurology service, in addition to hospital consultations. Six months are spent in the outpatient child neurology clinics. During the third year (PGY-5), rotations are completed in child psychiatry, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric neurorehabilitation, neurodevelopmental disabilities, neuroradiology and clinical neurophysiology, among other subspecialties. Throughout all three years of child neurology residency, continuity clinic will be in child neurology.
Formal instruction during the first child neurology (adult) year consists of weekly Neurosciences Grand Rounds, weekly resident case presentations, monthly journal club and didactic sessions at least three times per week. During the second and third year of residency in child neurology, the resident will attend weekly dedicated child neurology morning report and weekly child neurology didactic conferences in addition to attending the adult neurology didactic lectures. Experience in EEG and evoked potentials will occur in a longitudinal manner throughout the training program.