• One of the oldest and largest pediatric residency programs in the US (founded in 1967)
  • Ranked number 5 for Child Neurology Residencies in US by Doximity physician survey
  • Five-year categorical training program with five residents per year
  • Six months of adult neurology training in PGY3 year with additional outpatient training integrated into the PGY3 and 5 years
  • Pediatric neurology training is integrated into all five years of training with graduated responsibilities
  • Mentorship program starting in the PGY1 year by pediatric neurology faculty in pathways chosen by the residents (clinician, clinician-educators, physician-scientists)
  • Fellowship training is available in all pediatric neurology subspecialties (epilepsy, stroke/neurocritical care, neurogenetics, neuromuscular disorders, fetal and neonatal neurology, sleep, neuroimmunology, movement disorders, neuro-oncology, and other areas).
  • Residents are trained and mentored by 38 pediatric neurology faculty with broad clinical expertise and research skills
  • The program emphasizes a balanced approach to residency training with a focus on proficient clinical skills, research acumen, and career development.

Training by year for pediatric neurology

  • PGY1 (pediatrics): One month of inpatient neurology on the dedicated neurology service. Options for additional selective time on the floor/ED neurology consult service. Option to choose an outpatient pediatric neurology continuity clinic versus general pediatrics continuity clinic track.
  • PGY2 (pediatrics): One month as a floor senior supervising interns on the pediatric neurology floor. If the Child Neurology JumpStart Pathway is chosen, ongoing involvement in the outpatient pediatric neurology continuity clinic.
  • PGY3: Pediatric neurology floor and consult services (ICU, NICU, and floor/ED consult), pediatric neurology continuity clinics, inpatient adult neurology (stroke, general, consults, hyperacute stroke team, NNICU), adult subspecialty clinics, 2.5 months of electives (pediatric EEG, child psychiatry, neurodevelopment and others).
  • PGY4: Pediatric neurology floor, pediatric neurology consult, neonatal neurology, pediatric neurology subspecialty and continuity clinics, 2.5 months of pediatric neurology electives.
  • PGY5: 2.5 months of inpatient pediatric neurology, 1 month of outpatient pediatric neurology, 8 months of required and free electives.


  • PGY3: No scheduled overnight calls for 6 months during electives and pediatric neurology rotations.
  • PGY4: Home call only. Weekly (Q 6.5 days) home calls which end at 7:00 a.m. the next day. No Sunday calls.
  • PGY5: Home call only. Takes call only every 5th Sunday and coverage for PGY4s on leave.


A majority of graduating residents complete a fellowship after the conclusion of the PGY5 year, at our own institution, including ACGME fellowships (epilepsy, neuromuscle, sleep), as well as neurocritical care, neonatal neurology, movement disorders, neuroimmunology and neurogenetics.

Chief residents

Two administrative and one or two education/ wellness / QI chiefs.

Wellness and quality of life programs

Twice weekly lunches with conferences, discounted gym membership, annual class career development retreats, neurology division and program-sponsored social events, difficult case debriefing sessions, on-site professional psychologists, access to physician coaching programs, residents-only town halls, PGY3 and PGY5 buddy system and kudos with treats for resident(s) of the month.