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.
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 Months||Location||Service Type|
|1.5||Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital||Inpatient|
|2||IU Health Neuroscience Center Outpatient Clinic||Consults|
|3||IU Health Methodist Hospital||Inpatient|
The second year of residency emphasizes the foundations of clinical neuroscience.
|Number of Months||Training Focus||Details|
|2||comprehensive course in neuroanatomy|
|2||clinical electrophysiology||Time is split between the electromyography (EMG) laboratory and the electroencephalogram (EEG) laboratory.|
|1||Neuroradiology||Residents work with senior neuroradiologists to learn neuroimaging technology, including CT, MRI, MRA, angiography SPECT, PET, and interventional techniques.|
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.