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Child Neurology Residency

Mission Statement, Program Aims, and Values Statement

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the UW Child Neurology residency training program is to equip the next generation of pediatric neurologists with the skills necessary to provide excellent care to patients with neurologic disorders and their families through high quality education, clinical experience, and mentorship. This training mission falls within the larger departmental and institutional missions to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin and beyond by providing exceptional, patient-centered care and advancing basic and clinical neuroscience research.

Program Aims

The UW Child Neurology Residency Program aims to:

  1. Attract and Train residents from a diverse set of medical schools to become clinically adept child neurologists
    1. 100% fill rate for NRMP Match for reserved positions available
    2. Institutional RITE Exam Score > 50%tile for same year in training or documented yearly improvement of at least 10%
    3. Board Pass Rate > 90%
  2. Instill habits of professionalism and lifelong learning
    1. % Completing a research or QI project
    2. % Attending a professional conference
    3. % Requiring a corrective action plan
  3. Prepare residents for clinical or academic careers per their own preferences
    1. % Pursuing fellowship training
    2. Post-graduation survey
      1. Practice type
      2. Preparedness
    3. % of residents practicing in Wisconsin after graduation
  1. Maintain a healthy and diverse intellectual culture
    1. ACGME survey questions:
      1. Residents can raise concerns without fear
      2. Culture reinforces patient safety responsibility
    2. % of residents receiving formal patient safety training

Values Statement

Faculty and residents will strive to provide the highest quality of care to every patient. It is our unwavering view that the patient comes first, and must be offered with the compassion and professionalism that we would expect for ourselves and our families.

Our program emphasizes a team approach, with close interaction among attending physicians, residents, advanced practicing providers, and other health care professionals. We highly value our culture of safety, wherein anyone can feel free to ask questions, make suggestions, or raise concerns without fear of reprisal.

Finally, we value intellectual curiosity and rigor. We eschew hasty conclusions in favor of the traditional form of neurological case formulation and reject reflexive decision-making in favor of critical reasoning and the application of sound science to patient care.

Latest revision: 09/16/2021

Adam Wallace