Pediatric Neurology

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Department: PEDIATRICS
Rotation Title: Child Neurology
Faculty: Gary Bobele, MD, Carol DeLine, MD
Location: Driscoll Children's Rehabilitation Medical Center
Duration: 4 Weeks
Number of Students: One
When Offered: All Year
Rotation Hours: Contingent upon physician's schedules
Prerequisite(s): 4th Year Status<

Goals-The faculty will strive to:

  • Include the student in all aspects of the practice of Child Neurology
  • Demonstrate accurate history and physical assessment skills as pertains to neurological problems in children
  • Provide daily brief discussions on a clinical neurology topic
  • Make learning resources readily available to the student
  • Role model problem solving approaches to neurologic complaints in children

Objectives-At the end of the rotation, the student will be able to:

  • Obtain an accurate and complete developmental and neurologic history
  • Perform complete neurologic exam in infants, children, adolescents
  • Understand appropriate evaluation and treatment of childhood epilepsy
  • Have familiarity with common neurologic problems in childhood (headaches, developmental delay, school problems, tics)
  • Know indications for neurologic testing and limitations - EEG, CT, MRI, NCV, EMG, muscle biopsy, LP

Learning Activities:

  • Attendance and participation in daily general child neurology clinics
  • Attendance at multidisciplinary clinics - spina bifida, cerebral palsy
  • Accompany attendings on inpatient rounds - floors, PICU, NICU; observation of EEG, NCV, EMG
  • Attendance at morning report, noon conferences and Grand Rounds provided by the Pediatrics Department
  • Independent reading, video viewing, lecture searches of clinical problems encountered during rotation

Learning Resources:

  • Selected recent review articles (8)
  • Handbook of Child Neurology
  • Clinical Child Neurology (Fenechel)
  • Textbook of Child Neurology (Menkes)
  • Video series of childhood seizures


  • Direct observation/monitoring of participation and clinical performance
  • Clinical evaluation form
  • Student evaluation of rotation

Contact Information

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