We surveyed child neurologists first certified in "Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology" by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) between 2001 and 2010 using a 24-item questionnaire. Respondents (n = 204, 54% response rate) were between the ages of 30 and 59 years (54% male), and 68% completed adult neurology training in a 10- to 12-month, primarily inpatient block. Sixty-two percent of the sample completed subspecialty fellowship training and 82% currently reported practicing within a hospital or hospital-based/owned clinic. Current practice data showed just 3% provide general neurology services to adults. A majority reported using adult neurology residency training "less than weekly" and believed the ideal model for residency training in diagnosis and management of both common and rare neurologic conditions would involve less time in adult neurology and more time (mean 6 months) in child neurology, most prominently in genetics and developmental and behavioral areas.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- child neurology
- medical education
- residency training
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology