Residency Curriculum

UVA Child Neurology Residency Training Program

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires three years of training in neurology—one full year of adult neurology and two years of child neurology. For the two years of child neurology, the ACGME requires one year of core clinical child neurology and one year of ‘flexible’ training.

Rural Southwest Virginia Field Clinics

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a long-standing outreach clinic to underserved populations in Southwest Virginia. Attendings, fellows, and residents travel down to the SWVA region once a month on a rotating schedule for 2 full day clinics. The child neurology resident typically makes the trip to this clinic twice during PGY5 year.

Additional Highlighted Educational Experiences and Requirements

  • Daily Noon Conference Didactics
  • Child Neurology Journal Club Monthly
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology Conference Bi-Monthly
  • PGY5 Grand Rounds Presentation
  • Participation in Scholarly Activity
  • Participation in Quality Improvement
  • Attendance at one regional or national conference during training
  • Our Philosophy

    Our program meets the requirements needed for graduation in child neurology from an ACGME-accredited institution and meets the requirements to allow graduates to take the Neurology Board with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. However, we highly support individual interests whether in specific clinical areas or whether in research. We will make every effort to create a residency experience that allows for flexibility to explore the specific interests of our trainees.