Pediatric Neurology Residency Program

The Child Neurology residency program at Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is a nationally ranked program as one of America's best by U.S. News & World 2017-18. Children's Hospital is a free standing 230 bed tertiary care facility devoted to providing comprehensive care to newborns, infants and children below the age of 18. Home to some of the nation's leading authorities on pediatric neurological disorders, the Department of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Michigan is a world class clinical program providing expert neurological care and residency training.

Our residents complete a 2-year preliminary pediatric residency program before entering the 3-year program. Our residents attend busy services throughout the Detroit Medical Center as well as our five off-site clinics including many neurology subspecialty clinics and varied electives during their 3 years of residency training. Currently we take 2-3 residents per year (alternating) in our training program.

Our program provides exposure to a diverse patient population in terms of socio-economic status, racial and ethnic background, clinical pathology, and location of clinical encounters thus allowing our trainees to see and experience a wide range of disease processes and clinical scenarios. Working and treating patients in a medically underserved area provides an opportunity to see not only a level of pathology not experienced in many parts of the United States but also exposes our trainees to the challenges that patients and families face.

Our graduates boast a 100% board pass rate for the last 10+ years and our graduating residents go on to practice in varied clinical, academic, and business settings at many institutions across the United States and the rest of the world.

Program ID Number:  1295185A0

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Carla Watson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Program Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
Department of Pediatrics and Neurology
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Wayne State University School of Medicine       
Jacqueline Taylor
Residency Program Coordinator
Child Neurology Program