Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program

T Southwestern offers a six-year ACGME-accredited categorical residency program, composed of two years of residency training in Pediatrics at Children's Medical Center, followed by four years of neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) training. NDD is a discipline particularly focused on multidisciplinary team approaches. Our residency program trains NDD residents to be not only astute clinical scholars, but also advocates and authorities in neurodevelopment.

During the two-year pediatrics training, residents fulfill the American Board of Pediatrics’ specialty pathway; this makes residents eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics after completing the full five-year residency. After completing these two years, our residents start their four years of NDD training, which includes 18 months of clinical child neurology and NDD, as well as 18 months of clinical and basic science education. We also offer a four-year reserved NDD residency for candidates who have completed preliminary training in pediatrics elsewhere.

At the end of six years of training, the NDD graduate resident is eligible to sit for the following boards through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN):

  • Pediatrics (ABP)
  • Neurology with Special Certification in Child Neurology (ABPN)
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (ABPN)

Program Years

Postgraduate Years 1-2: Pediatric Training 
Postgraduate Year 3: Adult Neurology and Intro to Child Neurology 
Postgraduate Year 4: Mastering Skills in Child Neurology 
Postgraduate Year 5: Becoming a Child Neurologist 
Postgraduate Year 6: Becoming a Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Neurologist