Child Neurology

UT Southwestern offers a five-year categorical residency program, composed of two years of ACGME-accredited residency training in Pediatrics at Children's Medical Center, followed by three years of pediatric neurology training. 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 three years of child neurology training.

We also offer a three-year reserved pediatric neurology residency for candidates who have completed preliminary training in pediatrics elsewhere.

A pediatric neurology graduate is eligible to sit for board certification in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

While there can be variation in the exact schedule for a child neurology trainee, the following represents a typical five-year program (comprising 13 blocks of four weeks each):

Years 1-2: Pediatric Training 
Year 3: Adult Neurology & Intro to Child Neurology 
Year 4: Mastering Skills in Child Neurology 
Year 5: Becoming a Child Neurologist