Clinical Curriculum

Pediatric Years

Preliminary training in Pediatrics at the University of Iowa will encompass the requirements set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics. The two-year preliminary pediatric training will include both inpatient and outpatient rotations, exposing the resident to a wide range of clinical problems of varied complexity as well as in-depth experience in primary care. You will receive broad experience in all aspects of human growth and development. For more specific information on pediatric residency rotations, please refer to our pediatric residency page.

Neurology Immersion Block

During the last rotation of the year, all PGY2 residents participate in the Neurology Immersion Block with the adult neurology PGY1 classmates. This rotation is an introduction to neurology residency, which includes:

  • Neurological emergency lectures
  • Quizzes
  • Workshops (neuroanatomy, adult and child neuro exam, EMG, EEG, lumbar puncture)
  • Mock code stroke and status epilepticus
  • Shadow calls
  • Team building and wellness/relaxation exercises

Child Neurology Years

PGY3

  • Adult General Neurology Inpatient
  • Adult Neurology Clinic
  • Adult Stroke (x2)
  • Neurosurgery and Neuro-Interventional Neurology
  • Child Neurology (x5)
  • EEG/EMG
  • Peds EEG
  • Elective

PGY4

  • Adult General Neuro Inpatient Senior
  • Adult Neurology Clinic
  • Adult Neurology Consults
  • Child Neurology (x5)
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Elective (x3)

PGY5

  • Adult Neurology Clinic
  • Adult Neurology Consults
  • Child Neurology (x3)
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Elective (x5)

Paid Time Off

  • 21 days per year (15 workdays and 6 weekend days)–this does not roll over
  • 5 Personal days per year

COC Clinic

Throughout the three years, the resident will have a child neurology continuity clinic that meets one afternoon per week. You will work one on one with a dedicated faculty member that changes every 6 months. Together you will work through tailored professional development goals and practical skill building to hone your skills as a child neurologist.