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Program Overview

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 Children’s Hospital, Delaware 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).

Our Fellowship Program

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 Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. The fifth year is at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware.

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 Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Night team, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Hematology/oncology, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Neonatal intensive care, 4 weeks at TJU or CCMC
  • Emergency department, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Pediatric specialty electives, 16 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Inpatient pediatrics, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Adolescent medicine, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • 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 Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Neurosurgery, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Inpatient pediatrics, 8 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Multispecialty clinic, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • 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 pediatrics, 8 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Multispecialty clinic, 8 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Research, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Psychiatry, 4 weeks at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
  • Vacation, 4 weeks 

Fifth Year


Each year, you’ll also spend one half-day session per week in your own continuity clinic at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. During multispecialty clinic rotations at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, you’ll rotate at clinics in Bryn MawrGlen Mills in Pennsylvania; and at Deptford in New Jersey.

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

Salary & Benefits

Salary

  • PGY 1: $61,341
  • PGY 2: $63,261
  • PGY 3: $65,840
  • PGY 4: $68,655
  • PGY 5: $71,430

Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Malpractice insurance

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff
  • Massage therapy
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Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

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Train With Recognized Leaders

If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours Children's offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research. 

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Application Requirements

Deadline: October 31, 2022

1. Submit application electronically using ERAS

2. Personal statement

3. Board scores

4. Three letters of recommendation

5. Dean's letter

6. Transcript

Note: Letter from the Chairman is not required.