There are 12 months of electives for trainees. One to two months are used in the PGY-3 year while on adult neurology. Four months are used in the PGY-4 year for further development of career interests and are chosen by the trainee. Most residents choose to complete a month of EEG and neuro-radiology and start an IRB submission for research. Some electives are also used in both PGY-4 and 5 years to rotate through our subspeciality and general child neurology outpatient clinics both at the hospital and in our outpatient facilities in the Maryland region.
Children's National Hospital boasts a multitude of multidisciplinary clinics as well that residents learn from including areas like white matter disorders, neuromuscular, neuro-immunology, headache, stroke, neurofibromatosis, brain tumors, neonatal brain injury, neurogenetics and neuro-ophthalmology, among others.