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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Specialized Training Tracks

The UVA Department of Neurology offers 2 specialized training tracks: Neurology Clinician Educator in Residency Track (N-CERT) and Neurology Clinician Investigator in Residency Track (N-CIRT).

Rural Outreach 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 to the Southwest Virginia region once a month on a rotating schedule for 2 full day clinics. The child neurology resident typically participates in this clinic 1 – 2 times during PGY5 year.

Additional Highlighted Educational Experiences and Requirements

  • Weekly Friday Didactic Block
  • Child Neurology Journal Club Monthly
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology Conference Bi-Monthly
  • PGY5 Grand Rounds Presentation
  • Participation in Scholarly Activity
  • Participation in Quality Improvement
  • Collaborative Interesting Case Conference
  • Attendance at one regional or national conference during training

Our Philosophy

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