Education and Training

Child Neurology Residency

Duke University Medical Center is a world-renowned institution offering a unique training experience in child neurology. Our residency is a three-year ACGME accredited training program in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. Our program offers exceptional training across all aspects of neurology. The first year is comprised of 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, neuro intensive care, and outpatient neurology clinics (both general neurology and subspecialty clinics in sleep, epilepsy, and movements disorders). 

The second and third years of the residency are dedicated to child neurology and clinical neuroscience electives. Core rotations include inpatient consult service, inpatient epilepsy monitoring service, ICU service, and outpatient clinics including pediatric subspecialty clinics in epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, headache, cerebral palsy, autism, sleep, concussion, and tuberous sclerosis. Our program benefits significantly from our Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit which offers our residents unique exposure to many of the rare neurodegenerative disorders being evaluated for transplant.