Performing an EEG on a patient

The three-year training program is divided between UAMS, VAH and ACH. The first year of child neurology entails learning adult neurology at UAMS and the VAH in clinical, consultation and ward services. The remaining two years are completed at ACH, with rotations divided between inpatient, outpatient clinic and electives. Electives are broad and allow for a diverse experience including neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, genetics, rehabilitation and more. Residents also get ample exposure in interpretation of electroencephalograms and electromyography/nerve conduction studies. Various didactic lectures are provided through adult neurology conferences, ACH Neuroscience Grand Rounds as well as others conferences including a comprehensive epilepsy surgery conference. Residents are involved in research projects with a final presentation at ACH Fellows Day prior to graduation and also complete a quality improvement project prior to graduation. Prior to appointment in the child neurology program, residents must have successfully completed one of the following:

Dr. Vijeta Shukla, PGY5 resident, performing a neurological examination on a patient

 

  • Two years of an ACGME-accredited education in pediatrics.
  • One year of an ACGME-accredited education in pediatrics and one year of ACGME-accredited education in family medicine or internal medicine.
  • One year of an ACGME-accredited education in pediatrics.
  • One year of neuroscience research approved by the program director.