Academic Year At-A-Glance

PGY1 and PGY2 years in Pediatrics
There will be an X+Y (3+1) schedule.

Continuity clinics will be concentrated during the Y weeks (every 4 weeks).




6-8 wks Wards

6-8 wks Wards (supervisory)

3 wks Hematology/Oncology

3 wks Hematology/oncology (supervisory)

3 wks Nights

3 wks Nights (supervisory)

3 wks GI/Nephrology

4 wks Kaiser outpatient pediatrics

6 wks NICU

3 wks NICU

2 wks Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

2 wks Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

2 wks Adolescent Medicine

2 wks Adolescent Medicine

4 wks Community Health Advocacy

4 wks Scholarly Project

1 wk Primary care immersion

1 wk Primary care immersion

8 wks Pediatric Emergency Medicine

4 wks Pediatric Emergency Medicine

4-6 wks Selectives/Electives

5-7 wks Selectives/Electives

4 wks Vacation

4 wks Vacation


Summary of Rotations for PGY-3 to PGY5:

  • 12 months of Adult Neurology (required by the ACGME)
    • 6 inpatient months – 3 general, 2 vascular, 1 night float (2 x 2 weeks blocks)
    • 3 months outpatient adult clinics
      • General Neurology with Subspecialty Clinics (Movement Disorder, Neuroimmunology, Neuromuscular), Epilepsy
    • 3 months of electives
      • Neuroradiology
      • Pathology
      • Neuromuscular (EMG/NCS)
      • Neurophysiology
      • Epilepsy
      • Neuro-Oncology
      • Neuro Critical Care
    • 24 months of Child Neurology
      • 10 months Peds Neuro Consults and EMU (inpatient)
      • 6 months Peds Neuro Clinics (outpatient)
      • 4 months Peds Neuro Electives
        • Genomic Medicine
        • Developmental Pediatrics
        • PM&R
        • Neuroradiology
        • NeuroOncology
        • NeuroOpthalmology
      • 1 month Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
      • 2 months Peds Neurophysiology (EEG/EMG)
      • 1 month Peds NeuroRadiology
      • 2 months of Research
      • Child Neurology Continuity clinics (one half-day per week from PGY-3 to PGY-5)
    • PGY-3 year is weighted towards Adult Neurology care (including all 6 Adult Neurology inpatient rotations), but will also include 3 Child Neurology blocks
    • Vacation is 4 weeks per year

Call Schedule:

  • All HOME-CALL for Child Neurology
  • Expected: 1-2 weekends per month
  • Call no more frequent than q4 call during the week
  • No in-house call, besides 4 weeks total of night float with Adult Neurology

Conferences and Didactics

Residents will have graduated autonomy to educate patients and their families about the diagnosis, work-up, and plan, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. They will be encouraged to lead family meetings for patients with complex medical issues in the critical care setting, after observing and participating in meetings with the attending physician.  

Residents will educate students, co-residents, rotating residents, and other health professionals while completing consultations and rounding, in discussion of clinical cases. They will observe medical students in history gathering and examination, and provide real-time feedback. The residents will look up primary literature and reviews to teach the inpatient consult team and primary services. They will present at journal club conferences and morning reports. They will also offer the clinical perspective of child neurology at clinical genomics conferences. 



  • Cerebrovascular Conference
  • Clinical Genomic Conference (Neurogenetics)
  • Clinicopathology Conference
  • Child Neurology Journal Club
  •  Epilepsy Journal Club  
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference  
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology Conference 

Lecture Series topics: - Protected didactic time ½-day per week. Attendance is required except when on night float or vacation.  

  • Advances in Antiseizure Medications
  • Altered Mental Status  
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis  
  • Childhood Stroke and Other Cerebrovascular Diseases  
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Development
  • Elevated ICP Management  
  • Epilepsy Surgical Interventions  
  • Ketogenic Diet  
  • Management of Status Epilepticus 
  • Movement Disorders in Children  
  • Muscular Dystrophy  
  • Myotonic Dystrophy  
  • Neonatal Encephalopathy and Therapeutic Hypothermia  
  • Neurogenetics  
  • Neuroimaging Modalities  
  • Neuromodulatory  
  • Neuro-Oncology 
  • Neuro Ophthalmology 
  • Neuro-Otology  
  • Pain Management and Addiction Prevention  
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  •  Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis  
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy  
  • Traumatic Brain Injury  
  • Treatments for Epilepsy 

Research and Scholarly Activities

Affiliated Research Program Highlights:

Kyle Fink, Ph.D.

Temitayo O. Oyegbile-Chidi M.D., Ph.D.

David Pleasure, M.D.

Michael A. Rogawski, M.D., Ph.D.

David Segal, Ph.D.


For information about the Department of Neurology Research, please see the Clinical Research Overview page.