Program Strengths The following points contribute to the UR Child Neurology program’s reputation for excellence: URMC serves as a primary referral center for pediatric patients, including not only the greater Rochester area, but southern, eastern, and northern regions of New York State and northern Pennsylvania. The large breadth and depth of faculty, including internationally recognized teacher-clinicians and clinician-researchers. Diverse faculty specialties include Epilepsy, Movement disorders, ADHD, Neurogenetics and metabolic diseases, Neuro-toxicology, Neuroimmunology and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, Neurocutaneous disorders, Headache, and Neuromuscular disease. Consistently ranking as one of the top six neurology departments in the United States for extramural research funding from the National Institutes of Health. The Department serves as the coordination center for many large multicenter therapeutic trials in neurology. Superb teaching by full-time academic clinicians. Continued full accreditation for our residency program. The program’s dedication not only to resident education, but resident well-being. A significant amount of training time dedicated to outpatient adult and child neurology, and a flexible residency format allows residents to choose different paths towards the end of their training based on their future career goals. A close-knit, friendly "family" atmosphere among faculty and residents. No in-house call for the final two (child neurology focused) residency years. Significant longitudinal and block ambulatory neurology experience in all three years of the residency, including a resident clinic, and subspecialty clinic exposure. The large amount of elective time available, allowing residents to develop very individualized educational programs. The presence of pediatric residents to care for all admitted Child Neurology patients allows the neurology resident to act in more of a fellow capacity, and helps to lessen routine patient care burdens. The affordable and high quality lifestyle provided by the City of Rochester and surrounding suburbs.