Neurology Residency Program

Pediatric Neurology Training Program

The combined Pediatric Neurology Residency Program is a five-year residency offered by Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in Philadelphia and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. Most residents enter in the first year, and some transfer into later stages from other programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program Features

As a resident in this program, you’ll spend the first two years in pediatrics. The next two years are divided between adult neurology at TJU and pediatric neurology at duPont Hospital for Children. The fifth year is at duPont Hospital for Children.

During the residency, you’ll master six core competencies in caring for children and young adults, from birth through age 21, in accordance with ACGME requirements:

  • patient care
  • medical knowledge
  • practice-based learning and improvement
  • systems-based practice
  • professionalism
  • interpersonal skills and communication

At the end of the residency, you’ll be qualified to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exam in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology.

This program participates in The Match for PGY1 and currently PGY3 positions.


Rotations & Electives

Each year includes 13 rotations of 4 weeks each:

 
First Year
 
Second Year
  • Pediatric intensive care, 8 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Night team, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Hematology/oncology, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Neonatal intensive care, 4 weeks at TJU or CCMC
  • Emergency room, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Pediatric specialty electives, 16 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Inpatient pediatrics, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Adolescent medicine, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Vacation, 4 weeks
 
Third Year
  • Inpatient ward, 8 weeks at TJU
  • Inpatient headache, 4 weeks at Methodist Hospital (TJU)
  • Inpatient stroke, 4 weeks at TJU
  • Neurointensive care, 4 weeks TJU
  • Neuropathology, 4 weeks at TJU
  • Multispecialty clinic, 4 weeks at TJU
  • Neuroradiology, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Neurosurgery, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Inpatient ward, 8 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Multispecialty clinic, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Vacation, 4 weeks
 
Fourth Year
  • Inpatient ward, 8 weeks at TJU
  • Inpatient epilepsy unit, 4 weeks at TJU
  • Multispecialty clinic, 4 weeks at TJU
  • Neurointensive care, 4 weeks at TJU
  • Neuro-ophthalmology, 4 weeks at TJU
  • Inpatient ward, 8 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Multispecialty clinic, 8 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Research, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Psychiatry, 4 weeks at duPont Hospital for Children
  • Vacation, 4 weeks 
 
Fifth Year

Each year, you’ll also spend one half-day session per week in your own continuity clinic at duPont Hospital for Children. During multispecialty clinic rotations at duPont Hospital for Children, you’ll rotate at clinics in Bryn Mawr, Glen Mills, Lancaster, and Upland in Pennsylvania; and at Deptford and Voorhees in New Jersey.


Leadership & Faculty

Contact Us

Lisa Sharpe
Program Coordinator
(302) 651-5930
lisa.sharpe@nemours.org

Apply for This Residency

Application Requirements
Deadline: Dec. 31
  • ERAS application
  • personal statement
  • board scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • dean's letter
  • transcript

Note: Letter from the Chairman is not required.

Conferences

  • EEG Conference, Wednesdays
  • Neurology Grand Round, every 4th Wednesday
  • Neuroradiology Conference, every 1st and 3rd Thursday
  • Neurology Case Conference, every 1st Wednesday
  • Neurology Journal Club, every 2nd Wednesday