The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Neurology’s division of Child Neurology trains three fellows per year — one from each PGY level.
The child neurology fellowship, led by Syndi Seinfeld, D.O., allows increasing patient care responsibility across three years of training. During the first year, emphasis is on bedside anatomic localization and clinical diagnosis — the foundations of clinical neurology.
In addition, the modern clinical neuroscientist must be well-versed in the most up-to-date and technical neurodiagnostic procedures. To this end, all trainees will develop expertise in neuropathology, neuroradiology, clinical neurophysiology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-intensive care and adult neurology through daily conferences and mandatory clinical rotations. Elective experience in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation is also available. Major NIH foundation- and university-funded programs provide research opportunities at the clinical and basic laboratory levels for the senior fellows.
About the Program
The fellowship program offers organized clinical and neuroscience teaching opportunities with the possibility for significant elective time in the training program. Throughout the program, there are daily didactic lectures that include basic neuroscience, clinical neurophysiology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, child neurology and resident case presentations. CME-accredited neurology grand rounds occur once per week and include a variety of topics and speakers.
The VCU Department of Neurology operates on a 13-block rotation schedule; each block is four weeks in duration.
|Child Neurology inpatient and clinic||4 blocks|
|7.5 blocks (total)|
|Child neurology inpatient and clinic||5 block|
Consult (2 blocks)
Outpatient clinic (2 blocks)
Neuro-ophthalmology (1 block)
|5 blocks (total)|
|Child neurology inpatient and clinic||4 blocks|
|Child psychiatry||1 block|