Performing an EEG on a patient

Performing an EEG on a patient

The three-year training program is divided between UAMS and ACH. The first year of child neurology entails learning adult neurology at UAMS 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 the interpretation of electroencephalograms and electromyography/nerve conduction studies. Various didactic lectures are provided through adult neurology conferences, ACH Neuroscience Grand Rounds as well as other 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.

Resident performs a neurological exam on a child patient

Child Neurology resident, performing a neurological examination on a patient

For an applicant to apply for a child neurology resident appointment, they must meet the following requirements to be eligible for appointment to an ACGME-accredited program:

Graduation from a medical school in the US or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the US, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA).

Graduation from a medical school outside the US or Canada and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:

Holding a currently valid certificate from the EFCMG prior to appointment.

Holding a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US licensing jurisdiction in which the ACGME accredited program is located.

Prior to entering the Child Neurology Program, residents must have successfully completed one of the following in a program that satisfies the requirements:

Two years of education in Pediatrics; or, one year of education in Pediatrics and one year of education in family medicine or internal medicine; or, one year of education in pediatrics and one year of neuroscience research approved by the program director.