Postgraduate Medical Education

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology is a five-year program consisting of two (2) parts. The first two (2) years are spent in general pediatrics followed by three (3) years of core pediatric neurology. Graduates from pediatric residency training can join the program for the second part, i.e., three (3) years training of core pediatric neurology. The program has a long-standing history of training fellows and residents over the past two (2) decades.  The combination of integrated pediatric neurology inpatient, consultation, and outpatient services, with a fully functional neurophysiology laboratory with EEG, EMG, evoked potentials, epilepsy monitoring, and a strong national epilepsy program in a setting of tertiary care services, will provide an excellent educational environment for all pediatric neurology trainees.

Faculty with varying interests and sub-specializations will enrich trainees' exposure and increase their strength in the field of neurosciences. Among the unique disorders encountered are neurometabolic, neurogenetic, neuromuscular, neurodegenerative disorders, neurological manifestations of oncological, immunological, and complicated cardiovascular cases. Additionally, childhood epilepsy represents a significant portion of the patient pool during the five-year training. Necessary skills will be developed that will allow the candidate to enter general clinical practice or start an academic career. A candidate may pursue further subspecialty training in epilepsy at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Gen. Org.). 

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