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Rotations and Electives

Training includes rotations in Pediatric Neurology (including inpatient admissions, pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit, inpatient and outpatient consultation services), required core rotations (including EEG, NCV/EMG, pediatric neuroradiology, neuropathology, and child psychiatry), and ample elective time.

Our program offers exceptional training across all aspects of neurology. The first year is comprised of exclusively adult rotations during which the resident learns the fundamentals of the clinical neurological examination and diagnosis, appropriate use of diagnostic techniques, and overall management of neurological disease. Clinical rotations include inpatient neurology wards, inpatient neurology consults, outpatient neurology clinics (both general neurology and subspecialty clinics in sleep, epilepsy, and movements disorders), and neurointensive care. Inpatient rotations in adult neurology take place at Saint Louis University Hospital and at John Cochran Veteran’s Administration

During the second and third years of the child neurology program the residents will spend time devoted to the study of clinical child neurology in the ambulatory and inpatient settings. The ambulatory program provides the resident an opportunity to rotate through clinics in general child neurology, neurofibromatosis, neuro-oncology, neonatology, myelodysplasia, and neuromuscular disorders. The final 12 months are spent in the study of neuropathology, neuroradiology, clinical neurophysiology, or clinical research. While on the ward rotation, the resident makes daily rounds with the attending child neurologist, and attends all regularly scheduled Department of Neurology conferences.

Each resident must participate in a faculty-sponsored research project and annual quality improvement projects before graduation. Faculty are currently involved in research activities such as CBD, epilepsy, neonatal neurological problems, sleep disorders, and pediatric brain tumors.

Six full-time faculty train residents in Child Neurology at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, a renowned 190 bed tertiary care center. This Program qualifies a physician for certification in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology.

Rotation Schedule

Year 1

Adult Neurology

1 Year

          Inpatient

6 months

          Outpatient

3 months

          Electives

3 months

 

Year 2

Inpatient 3 months
EEG/Neurophys 2 months
Outpatient Subspecialty 3 months
Electives 4 months

 

Year 3

Inpatient 3 months
Subspeciality 3 months
Child Psychiatry 1 month
Neuropathology 1 months
Neuro Rehab 1 month
Elective 3 months

 

Continuity Clinic

First year Child Neurology residents are assigned one half day of continuity clinic per week. Second and third year residents are assigned two half day continuity clinics per week.

Child Neurology Subspecialty Clinics

  • Brain Tumor 
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cognitive Neurology 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Headache 
  • High Risk Nursery Follow-up 
  • Movement Disorder 
  • Neurofibromatosis 
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuromuscular
  • Tuberous Sclerosis