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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 Months Location Service Type
1.5 Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital Inpatient
1.5 Eskenazi Health Inpatient
1 Eskenazi Health Outpatient
Adult electives
2 Riley Hospital for Children
2 IU Health Neuroscience Center Outpatient Clinic Consults
3 IU Health Methodist Hospital Inpatient

Year Two

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

Number of Months Training Focus Details
2 Comprehensive course in neuroanatomy
3 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.
1 Child Psychiatry
1 Child Neurorehabilitation
Pediatric Neurosurgery
3 Electives  

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.

Number of Months Location Service Type
 6  Riley Hospital for Children  Outpatient
 4  Riley Hospital for Children Inpatient 
 2    Electives