To satisfy board certification requirements, each child neurology resident spends a total of 12 months at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on adult neurology rotations, distributed over three years.
The University of Cincinnati Medical Center inpatient floors and clinics are a short walk from the Cincinnati Children’s campus, which allows child neurology residents easy access to child neurology educational opportunities.
The experience working with adult neurology patients gives residents the opportunity to gain understanding of neurological diseases and processes that start in childhood but persist into adulthood. In addition, residents see important conditions like stroke, dementias and multiple sclerosis in adults in ways that enhance our understanding of these conditions in childhood. Furthermore, the annual training examination and the board examinations are still heavily weighted toward adult neurology, so this training prepares our residents for those examinations.
During the first year of training, child neurology residents spend two months on inpatient and two months on consult service. The 2nd year of training includes 1 month of consult, 1 month of EMU and 1 month in the outpatient clinic setting. The final year includes 1 month of outpatient clinic, and 3 months of electives which include a clinical component. Adult call is 1 weekend per month while on consults and 1 week of night float while on inpatient, with no other inpatient responsibilities during the 6 outpatient / elective months.