An important component of resident education in Child Neurology involves active involvement in educating other residents, medical students and colleagues. A number of opportunities allow residents to not only teach, but also to learn how to become effective clinician educators through a variety of on-site seminars.
Principal teaching opportunities include leading daily rounds under attending supervision. This allows the child neurology resident to educate rotating pediatric and adult neurology residents as well as medical students on how to approach a variety of neurological problems to include instruction on aspects of the clinical history, neurological examination, differential diagnosis, evaluation strategy, and management plan. Bedside teaching is also included as part of the resident teaching experience.
In addition, utilizing a standardized curriculum, the child neurology resident gives didactic lectures to the pediatric residents and medical students.
Special Interest Opportunities
Six months of elective time, distributed in the second and third years, provide residents the opportunity to concentrate on areas of special interest or to pursue areas of individual need.
Medical students, general pediatrics residents, and adult neurology residents from Baylor College of Medicine also receive their pediatric neurology training at Texas Children's Hospital. Working with all of these groups, the child neurology resident is provided with academic challenges and stimulation, the opportunity to teach, and assistance in the care of patients. The level of supervisory experience increases as residents progress through each year of training.