Child Neurology Residency
Training Outstanding Clinicians to Address the Needs of Children with Neurological Illness
The combined, categorical, ACGME-accredited Child Neurology Residency trains outstanding clinicians who are prepared to address the needs of children with neurological illness.
Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University offer a combined, categorical, ACGME accredited Child Neurology residency. The overarching goal of the program is to train outstanding clinicians who are prepared to address the needs of children with neurological illness.
At completion of the training program, graduates will have the knowledge and clinical experience necessary to practice Child Neurology independently, either at an academic institution or in private practice. In addition, they will be prepared to successfully achieve certification both from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Pediatrics.
In 2015, our program expanded from two to three residents per year. In 2012, we were granted 10-year accreditation by the ACGME, the longest accreditation cycle possible.
What You Need to Know
Curriculum & Schedule
The first two years of training (general pediatrics) are completed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The required 13 four-week blocks of adult neurology education, at OSU’s main campus, are spread throughout the 3 years of Child Neurology training: 6 blocks during the 3rd year of residency, 3 blocks in the 4th year and 4 blocks in the 5th year.
During the three years of Child Neurology training, residents progressively refine their clinical skills in multiple settings. These experiences are enriched by elective rotations. Our faculty members are passionate about the advancement of science and education. As such, we offer ample opportunities for our trainees to participate in clinical and basic sciences research.
- View a residency rotation sample
- Review our faculty’s biographical sketches for insight into their research interests
- Navigate to our current residents’ page for publications information
Didactic lectures and conferences are scheduled on a regular basis. The Faculty of the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University offers daily morning lectures. Formal didactics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital include regularly scheduled educational activities such as:
- Child neurology morning report
- Neuroradiology conference
- Neurophysiology conference
- Chief Rounds with Dr. Steve Roach and Dr. Anup Patel
- Case-based lectures with Dr. Debabrata Ghosh
- Resident-led journal club
- Board review series
- Business meetings with Program Director Dr. Margie Ream
- Pediatric Grand Rounds
- Graduate Medical Education core curriculum lectures
- Quality improvement curriculum
Nationwide Children's Hospital ranked 6th in the specialty ranking of Neurology & Neurosurgery in this year's U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings report.
The combined neurology-neurosurgery inpatient unit has 30 beds. Members of the Division of Child Neurology at Nationwide Children's Hospital evaluated more than 17,000 patients in our clinics. In addition, we completed more than 1,000 discharges.
- Learn more about Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Read about our latest Neurology research and innovations
Faculty, Residents & Fellows
Application & Selection
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants to this program are to be graduates of an approved United States or Canadian Medical School. Highly qualified foreign medical graduates who possess the appropriate visa and hold ECFMG certification may be considered with preference toward those who have completed one year of training in an accredited program in the United States or Canada.
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