The discipline of pediatric neurology, also called child neurology, encompasses disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle affecting infants, children and adolescents. The variety of patients seen by a child neurologist varies from those with common, relatively straightforward conditions, such as cerebral palsy or migraine, to those with rare or complex conditions, such as metabolic or degenerative disorders. This robust variety of conditions allows child neurologists to structure their scientific or clinical careers according to their clinical or research interests.
Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).
|Total Training||3 years (total)|
|Prerequisites for 3-year residency training in child neurology consist of:||- 2 years of residency training in pediatrics, or
- 1 year of residency training in general internal medicine and 1 year of residency training in pediatrics, or
- 1 year of pediatrics plus 1 year of basic neuroscience
|Average Residency Salary||$63,644.11|
|Average Physician Salary||$301,000|
|Average Physician Work Week||Not available in 2022|
|Peak Interview Months||November, December|
|Key Organizations and Societies:||Child Neurology Society
Child Neurology Foundation
International Child Neurology Association
American Epilepsy Society
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Pediatrics