Program Structure

Residents and fellows receive a balanced exposure to pediatric neurology inpatient, outpatient and emergency room consults. Residents and fellows are expected to run one half-day, longitudinal clinic each week in order to understand the evolution of neurological disease in children and adolescents over time.  

Mandatory clinical rotations include:

  • EEG/epilepsy
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuro-ophthamology
  • Neuromuscular/EMG
  • Research
  • Pediatric neurology ward junior consultant
  • Headache preceptorship (with community neurologist)
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pediatric neurology ward senior consultant
  • Elective

Trainees receive a minimum of five hours of protected teaching time per week.

All trainees are required to complete a minimum of two research projects during their training.

Rotations occur primarily at CHEO and The Ottawa Hospital, but electives in other centres are also encouraged. Call is generally home-call (1 in 4), with trainees acting as a “junior consultant” in their final year.

Stipends and benefits are in accordance with the resident's level of seniority and correspond to the schedule paid according to guidelines set by the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO). There is support available for attendance at educational meetings and for presentation of research.

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