What is a Child Neurologist?
Training for a child neurologist requires 4 years of medical school and a minimum of two years of pediatric residency. Specialty training at an accredited institution includes one year of adult neurology and two years of pediatric neurology. Some choose to do an additional year or two in a fellowship such as Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Disorders or Epileptology. Board certification is in Psychiatry and Neurology with special certification in Child Neurology. Renewal of certification occurs every 10 years. This certification involves maintenance of at least 30 hours per year of specialty related continuing medical education and a written examination.