The Child Neurology Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center prepares physicians for satisfying careers as clinicians, researchers, educators and leaders in child neurology. Our program meets the requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) for certification in “Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.” As one of the largest child neurology divisions in the country, we are dedicated to providing excellent resident education along with outstanding patient care and research across a spectrum of sub-specialties.
We offer a five-year Pediatrics/Neurology Combined Residency Program, which includes two years of pediatrics training and three years of Neurology training, all at Cincinnati Children’s. Our neurology and neurosurgery services were ranked No. 3 in the nation in the 2017-18 list of America’s best pediatric hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.
The three years of child neurology training at Cincinnati Children’s includes 12 months of required inpatient, consult and outpatient rotations, and 12 months of focus on subspecialties and research. Educational opportunities include subspecialty and multidisciplinary clinical and research programs. Research is integral to both our mission and education, and many residents present their research at national meetings.
The adult neurology component of training includes 12 months of training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. These rotations are scheduled over the course of the three year residency as six months of Inpatient, Consult and EMU; three months of outpatient, and three months of clinical electives. We distribute these rotations across three years to allow for continued reapplication of lessons learned in adult training to be applied to the care of children. Additionally, it helps to facilitate preparation for board certification examinations and favors adult neurology learning over inpatient adult internal medicine.