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Child Neurology Residency Program

The Department of Neurology, Child Neurology Division, offers a comprehensive residency training program that’s ACGME-accredited and approved for child neurology training. One position per year is available for this program.

Curriculum

Like the general neurology residency program, the first year of this program emphasizes clinical evaluation and management at the school’s partner hospitals in Indianapolis to provide clinical competence in general neurology.

  • Two-month rotation at Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital (inpatient)
  • Two-month rotation at Eskenazi Healthj (inpatient)
  • Two-month rotation is dedicated to outpatient neurology at Eskenazi Health
  • Two-month rotation in consults or subspecialty outpatient clinics at Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center Outpatient Clinic
  • Four-month rotation at IU Health Methodist Hospital (inpatient)

The second year of residency emphasizes the foundations of clinical neuroscience and includes a two-month comprehensive course in neuroanatomy, a two-month rotation on clinical electrophysiology (time is split between the EMG laboratory and the EEG laboratory), and one month on neuroradiology, working with a senior neuroradiologists to learn neuroimaging technology, including CT, MRI, MRA, angiography SPECT, PET and interventional techniques. Child Neurology residents complete one month rotation on child psychiatry and one month rotation on child neurorehabilitation unit. Four months of elective time is generally offered in the second year.

In the third year of the child neurology program, residents assume roles with greater decision-making responsibility in the clinical setting. These residents enhance their teaching skills with greater roles in the ward, clinic and lecture setting. Six months are dedicated to running the consult service at Riley Hospital for Children, and six months are devoted to outpatient child neurology at Riley Hospital for Children.