Neurology Residency Program

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 Residency Program

As a resident in this program, you’ll spend the first two years in general pediatrics at Nemours. In your third year, you will be mostly at TJU for adult neurolgy rotations. You will return to Nemours for child neurolgy training in fourth and fifth year.

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

First Year

  • Inpatient pediatrics, 8 weeks
  • Inpatient hematology/oncology, 4 weeks
  • Emergency Department, 4 weeks
  • Newborn nursery, 2 weeks
  • Neonatal intensive care, 2 weeks of days and 2 weeks of nights
  • Night floats, 4 weeks
  • Developmental medicine, 2 weeks
  • Adolescent medicine, 2 weeks
  • Y block (clinic, elective, education, etc.), 12 weeks
  • Elective, 4 weeks
  • Vacation, 4 weeks

Second Year

  • Inpatient pediatrics, 2 weeks
  • Inpatient hematology/oncology, 2 weeks
  • Emergency Department, 6 weeks
  • Pediatric intensive care, 6 weeks of days and 2 weeks of nights
  • Adolescent medicine, 4 weeks
  • Developmental medicine, 2 weeks
  • Pediatric subspecialties (pulmonology, endocrinology, renal, GI), 6 weeks
  • Neurology, 2 weeks
  • Night float, 4 weeks
  • Y block, 12 weeks
  • Vacation, 4 weeks

Third Year

  • EEG/epilepsy, 4 weeks
  • Inpatient neurology, 5 weeks
  • Stroke, 4 weeks
  • Consults (general and vascular), 6 weeks
  • Epilepsy monitoring unit, 4 weeks
  • Neuro ICU, 2 weeks 
  • Inpatient headache, 5 weeks
  • Neuromuscular/EMG, 2 weeks
  • Neuro-Oncology, 2 weeks
  • Outpatient clinics (general, headache, MS, movement), 9 weeks
  • Pathology, 2 weeks
  • Vacation, 4 weeks

Fourth Year

  • Consults, 16 weeks
  • Outpatient, 10 weeks
  • Neurosurgery, 4 weeks
  • Radiology, 4 weeks
  • EEG, 4 weeks
  • Elective, 5 weeks

Fifth Year

  • Consults, 16 weeks
  • Outpatient, 10 weeks
  • Neurosurgery, 2 weeks
  • Radiology, 4 weeks
  • Pssychiatry, 4 weeks
  • EEG, 5 weeks
  • Elective, 5 weeks

Each year you will spend time in continuity clinic. During pediatric years it is included in Y block, and starting in PGY-3 year, you will have neurology continuity clinic. In the adult year, you will have one half-day session a week, in 4th and 5th year, you will have one full day a week when you are not on the inpatient consult service. During multispecialty outpatient clinic rotations at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, you’ll rotate at clinics in Glen Mills in Pennsylvania, and at Deptford in New Jersey. You will have a chance to rotate through different subspecialties such as neuromuscular, epilepsy, neuroimmunology, neuro-ophthalmology, sleep, tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis clinics.

Educational Conferences

  • Neurology Grand Rounds, monthly
  • Neuroradiology Conference, twice a month
  • Neurology Case Conference, 2-3 times a month
  • Neurology Journal Club, monthly
  • Neurology Core Lecture Series, 3-4 times a month
  • Epilepsy Care Conference, weekly
  • Zambia International Case Conference, monthly

Salary & Benefits


  • PGY 1: $70,869
  • PGY 2: $73,694
  • PGY 3: $76,642
  • PGY 4: $79,708
  • PGY 5: $82,896


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Mental health resources

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

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.

Explore Wilmington

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is located in Wilmington, Del., about 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Baltimore, Lancaster County, Pa. (“Amish Country”), and the beaches in Atlantic City and Delaware. There is much to do in and around the city, including mansion and garden tours, museums, breweries, wineries, fine restaurants and numerous state parks.

Learn More About Delaware:

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Delaware Tourism

Delaware’s Beaches

Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From world-class museums to its professional sports teams to the colorful, bustling districts of South Street, Chinatown and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

Learn More About the Philadelphia Area:

New Jersey Beaches

Pennsylvania Mountains

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. 

Meet Our Clinical Leadership

Stephen Falchek, MD

Residency Program Director

Pediatric Neurology Residency Program, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware.
Learn More About Dr. Falcheck

Lily Tran, MD

Associate Program Director

Learn More About Dr. Tran

Meet Our Program Faculty

Meet Our Participants

  • Rebecca Welcher, DO
  • Amelia Ahmed, DO
  • Aniela Grzezulkowska, MD
  • Faith Lee, MD
  • Seema Balasubramaniam, MD
  • Sienna McNett, MD


  • Abdulhafeez Khair, MD — class of 2021
    Private Practice
  • Sumair Husain, MD— class of 2022
    Neurophysiology Fellowship — class of 2017
    Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship, Nemours — class of 2023
    Remote Neurophysiology Monitoring
  • Melanie Ortiz, MD — class of 2023
    Neonatal Neurology Fellowship, Children’s National, DC

Apply Today

Application Requirements

Deadline: October 31, 2023

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.

Questions About Applying?

Jen Hultberg
Program Coordinator