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Child Neurology Residency


The educational program exists for the benefit of the residents. Conferences for residents require a significant time commitment on behalf of the faculty facilitator and therefore attendance at such conferences and lectures is required. Attendance will be taken at all required conferences. Documented attendance must be greater than 70%. Failure to maintain this level of attendance may result in may result in freezing or forfeiture of the resident’s education fund. Child neurology residents in their adult neurology training year are expected to adhere to the adult neurology conference schedule (Table 1).  However, during the final 2 years of training the conference schedule becomes more finely tuned to the needs of the child neurology resident.  During the final 2 years attendance at the adult neurology conferences is encouraged when possible, but not required.  Up-to-date conference schedules can be found here.

During PGY3, attendance is required at morning report or at noon adult lectures with the following exceptions:

  • Residents on night float or on vacation are exempt from all educational conferences.
  • Residents rotating off-service (e.g., Psychiatry, Neurosurgery) are expected to attend conferences with the relevant service and are released from mandatory attendance at neurology conferences.

Residents are also expected to participate in the academic life of the larger neurology department by attending Grand Rounds, which take place at 4 pm on Monday afternoons from September to June.

  • Grand Rounds attendance is mandatory for residents on pediatrics, epilepsy, neuromuscular and clinic/research electives
  • Grand Rounds attendance is not mandatory for residents on general, stroke, and consult rotations but is encouraged if clinical duties permit.
  • Residents on vacation, night float, off-service rotations, or day float, are excused from attendance at Grand Rounds.

Protected Time

To protect PGY3 residents’ conference time during the noon hour, pagers may be dropped off with the program coordinators. Coordinators will answer pages during that hour, asking the caller if the matter is urgent. If urgent, the coordinator will immediately inform the resident. If not urgent, the caller will be informed that the resident is in conference and will address the matter afterwards. The stroke faculty respond to stroke codes during this hour.

Recording Attendance

  • Resident attendance will be recorded by scanning a designated personal QR code into the iPad in the MFCB 7114 conference room. If the QR device is not working or is malfunctioning, please notify Pam Adams and email to confirm attendance.
  • For lectures that do not take place in the MFCB 7114 conference room other than Grand Rounds, the resident is to email the coordinator to manually record their attendance.
  • For Grand Rounds, a sign-in sheet will be provided at the time of the lecture

Residents must attend at least 70% of the required lectures (not including lectures for which they are exempt due to call/rotation assignments).

Failure to maintain the expected percent attendance (as averaged over the preceding 3 months) will result in automatic freezing of the resident’s education fund. It is each resident’s responsibility to confirm availability of funds for reimbursement before making purchases.

Up-to-date conference schedules can be found here. The list below shows the general schedule, and is followed by details about each conference.

AM1stResident Morning Report
4thNeuroradiology (7:30 am, Juhl Conference Room)





Grand Rounds (4 pm, in MFCB 1220)


EEG/EMG basicsPediatric Lecture Series














Movement Disorders






Resident Wellness Committee


5thResident Wellness Committee

AM lectures, unless otherwise specified, start at 8:00 am in the Neurology Conference Room (MFCB 7114). PM lectures, unless otherwise specified, start at 12:00 pm in the Neurology Conference Room (MFCB 7114).

Table 1. Child Neurology Conference Schedule

Grand Rounds

(4-5, MFCB)

Pediatric Neurology Lecture Series

(12-1, MFCB)

PEMU/Pediatrics case conference

(12-1, AFCH 7321)


Latest revision: 11/10/2023 by Adam Wallace, MD