Pediatric Neurology Training Opportunities

There are several professional training and medical education opportunities related to the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, including several fellowships and a residency program.

Pediatric Child Neurology Residency

The Division of Neurology offers a three-year residency in Pediatric Child Neurology. Most trainees choose to enter our five-year Neurology/Pediatrics Combined Residency Program, which begins with two years of pediatrics training. The residency meets the training requirements established by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Learn more about the Pediatric Child Neurology Residency Program.

Headache Fellowship Program

The Division of Neurology offers a one-year fellowship in headache medicine. We have developed our fellowship program specifically focused on pediatric headache, building on the expertise of the team in the Pediatric Headache Program. Our program offers multiple headache specialists, a headache nurse practitioner, a pediatric pain psychologist, a social worker and nurses. Pediatric outpatient and inpatient headache rotations educate fellows using a multidisciplinary and integrative whole-child approach.

Learn more about the Headache Fellowship Program.

Epilepsy Fellowship

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, offers a one-year and two-year fellowship in Epilepsy. The fellowship is designed to prepare for board certification in Epilepsy through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The fellowship meets the training requirements established by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Learn more about the Epilepsy Fellowship.

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills required to provide expert diagnosis and care of children with multiple sclerosis and related conditions, and to develop an appreciation of, and participation in, relevant research initiatives.

Learn more about the Multiple Sclerosis and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship.

Pediatric Neuromuscular Fellowship

The Pediatric Neuromuscular Fellowship Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a one-year clinical training program that offers qualified physicians exposure to neuromuscular medicine and testing modalities, including muscle ultrasound. Additional electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electrophysiology training is available, offered in collaboration with colleagues at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital.

Learn more about the Pediatric Neuromuscular Fellowship.

Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship

The Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program is a one-year clinical fellowship position with the goal of developing specialty training in pediatric neurointensive care for board-certified/eligible pediatric intensivists.

Learn more about the Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship.

Pediatric Friedreich’s Ataxia Fellowship

Trainees in the Pediatric Friedreich’s Ataxia Fellowship will work in conjunction with the child neurology departments and genetic departments at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, spending 60 percent of their time clinically, 20 percent on indirect patient care, and 20 percent on research. In the second year of training, clinical time would decrease to 20 percent and research would occupy 80 percent.