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Child Neurology Fellowship

Overview

The Child Neurology fellowship is an ACGME-accredited categorical residency position offering a two year pediatric and a three year neurology training program to achieve board eligibility and full qualification for a career in pediatric neurology including board eligibility in pediatrics.  

The first two years of training are spent in Pediatric Residency and include a variety of clinical rotations preparing you for your career in pediatrics and child neurology.  This is followed by the child neurology residency which includes one year of adult neurology and two years of child neurology.  Training is coordinated with the adult neurology programs at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Adult neurology trainees from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine, along with those at the Armed Forces Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital complete their child neurology training at CNMC.

The second year of the neurology program focuses on clinical child neurology, and primarily occurs in the inpatient setting rotating between the Child Neurology Ward and Consult Team and the Neurointensive Care Team, covering PICU and NICU.  The final year of training is primarily electives in child neurology, including neuropathology at the AFIP (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology), neuroradiology, neurophysiology, epilepsy, and neurooncology.  Most fellows complete research projects during the final year as well, including abstracts and publications, participate in national neurology meetings and seminars, and finalize plans for future academic pursuits.  All fellows participate in a half-day per week continuity clinic in child neurology throughout the entire three year program.  The clinic is held in the neurology outpatient clinic at CNMC.

Regular conferences during the child neurology training include the following weekly lectures:
• Sunrise Lecture Series - subspecialty conference by all staff members within their area of expertise
• Electroencephalography/clinical neurophysiology conference
• Epilepsy surgery conference
• Localization and neuroanatomy conference
• Intake rounds – fellow lead conference to critically discuss interesting and difficult cases
• Neurology Board and RITE Review – annually in January and February in preparation for in-service exam
• Monthly journal club
• Monthly Pathology/Brain cutting

 


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