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Child Neurology

Child Neurology Residency

General Description

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital offers an ACGME accredited residency in Child Neurology. It is the intent of the Child Neurology training program to develop physicians well trained and able to practice in a competent and independent fashion as neurologists with special competence in child neurology. This training is achieved through a) supervised clinical work with increasing responsibility for outpatients and inpatients and b) a foundation of organized instruction in basic neurosciences. Physicians completing the program will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with an ultimate goal of an eventual 100% pass rate on this examination.

The three-year training program is divided between UAMS, VAH and ACH. The first year of child neurology entails learning adult neurology at UAMS and the VAH in clinical, consultation and ward services. The remaining two years are divided between clinical child neurology and specialty areas at ACH, such as neurophysiology and neuropathology among others.

The Place

The Division of Pediatric Neurology is located at Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH), a 280 bed quaternary care facility that is the only pediatric medical center in the state of Arkansas, and which serves as a referral center for areas of southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, northern Louisiana and northeast Texas. The hospital is the major pediatric teaching affiliate for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is the state's only academic medical center and is responsible for training more than 80 percent of the physicians in Arkansas as well as the majority of other medical professionals in the state.
The Services.

The staff of the Division of Pediatric Neurology provides inpatient and consultation services throughout the busy free-standing children's hospital, including large and active PICU, CVICU and NICU facilities. A four-bed inpatient video EEG monitoring unit along with long-term bedside EEG and numerous routine EEG's allows ample opportunity for learning electroencephalography. Additionally, clinical opportunities include busy brain tumor and muscular dystrophy clinics. Other clinical services are uniformly strong and supportive, providing a rich and challenging learning environment. Research opportunities include clinical research as well as the chance to interface with basic scientists at UAMS or in ACH labs.

The People

The Division of Pediatric Neurology consists of eight faculty members, who actively participate in patient care as well as clinical or basic research: John Bornhofen, Bernadette Lange, Richard Frye, Sarah Mulkey, Debopam Samanta, Gregory Sharp, William Walters, and Virginia Erin Willis (Program Director). Other personnel within the division include four APNs and six neurology specialty nurses.

For further information and an application, please write to:

Virginia Erin Willis, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way, Slot 512-15
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591
Phone: (501) 364-1850
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or

Malinda Scott
Program Coordinator
Child Neurology Residency
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way, Slot 512-15
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
Phone: (501) 364-5281
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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a Conrad 30 waiver program. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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