Program Overview - What Makes us Unique? Program Strengths The University of Rochester is considered one of the top Pediatric Neurology Residency programs in the nation. The following points contribute to this reputation: The breadth and depth of the faculty, including internationally recognized teacher-clinicians and clinician-researchers. Faculty specialties include Epilepsy, Movement disorders, ADHD, Neurogenetics and metabolic diseases, Neurotoxicology, Acquired and hereditary disorders of myelination, Neuro-oncology, 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. Ranking in the national top 50 hospitals for Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12). The Department serves as the coordination center for many large multicenter therapeutic trials in neurology. The wide spectrum of child and adult neurological disorders seen, encompassing two tertiary care teaching hospitals, an acute care community hospital, and a chronic care hospital. 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. Superb teaching by full-time academic clinicians. Continued full accreditation for our residency program with a 5-year review cycle at our most recent review by the ACGME Residency Review Committee. 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. 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. Flexible residency format such that residents can choose different paths towards the end of their training based on their future career goals. 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.