Child Neurology Residency Curriculum

The Child Neurology Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine is a five-year program that begins with two years of training in pediatrics. Three years of subspecialty training in pediatric neurology follow.

Year One

Similar to the general neurology residency program, the first year of the Child Neurology Residency emphasizes patient evaluation and management at the teaching hospitals in Indianapolis that are affiliated with the IU School of Medicine. This patient care experience enables residents to develop clinical competence in general neurology.

Number of MonthsLocationService Type
1.5Roudebush Veterans Administration HospitalInpatient
1.5Eskenazi HealthInpatient
1Eskenazi HealthOutpatient
2IU Health Neuroscience Center Outpatient ClinicConsults
3IU Health Methodist HospitalInpatient

Year Two

The second year of residency emphasizes the foundations of clinical neuroscience.


Number of MonthsTraining FocusDetails
2comprehensive course in neuroanatomy
2clinical electrophysiologyTime is split between the electromyography (EMG) laboratory and the electroencephalogram (EEG) laboratory.
1NeuroradiologyResidents work with senior neuroradiologists to learn neuroimaging technology, including CT, MRI, MRA, angiography SPECT, PET, and interventional techniques.
1Child Psychiatry
1Child Neurorehabilitation

Year Three

In the third year of the Child Neurology Residency, residents assume roles with greater decision-making responsibility in the clinical setting. 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.