Pediatric Neurology

You will evaluate patients from infancy to age 18 during this second-year rotation, contributing to decisions on pharmacological management of neurological conditions.

Under faculty supervision you will conduct neurological examinations, make lab recommendations and contribute to treatment plans for managing neurological conditions with medication.

While many patients have comorbid psychiatric disorders, most do not and would otherwise be considered developing typically.

Diagnoses include:

  • seizure disorders (50 percent)
  • externalizing behavior disorders (20 percent)
  • developmental disabilities (20 percent)
  • brain tumors (5 percent)

At the Children’s Psychiatry Clinic, one of our faculty psychologists has special expertise in Tourette’s Syndrome. Part of this rotation—four to six afternoons—will give you experience observing and evaluating Tourette’s patients with this psychologist.


You will see six patients each afternoon, under the supervision of the attending neurologist.

Rotation Details

  • Year 2 rotation
  • Part-time ambulatory rotation (one afternoon per week for four months)

Clinical Site

Faculty and Staff

  • three pediatric neurologists

Patient Population

  • infancy to age 18
  • 55 percent female
  • 45 percent male
  • 60 percent Caucasian
  • 20 percent African-American
  • 10 percent Hispanic