The Child Neurology Program at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center is a 3-year fellowship program accredited by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and leading to certification in neurology with special competence in child neurology. The Long Island Jewish Medical Center is the Long Island campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Eligibility is limited to physicians that completed 2 years of pediatrics in a United States, Canada or other accredited training programs recognized by the Academy of Pediatrics. A year of general medicine and a year of pediatrics in an accredited US or Canadian program is also acceptable. Trainees for this program are selected through the SF Match.
One year of training is spent on the adult neurology service of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center under the Direction of Ron Kanner, Chairman of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center. One year of clinical pediatric neurology is spent at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center. The fellow is responsible for neurological admissions and their follow-up, consultation service, outpatient clinics and ER consults. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the fellow is required to provide teaching to pediatric residents and students rotating on the neurology service and to conduct weekly journal clubs and seminars. Participation in clinical research projects in child neurology are also required during the second year and should be pursued during the 3rd year of training.
Year 3 of training is primarily devoted to neurology subspecialty training: child development, child psychiatry, neuropathology, neuroradiology, electorphysiology (EEG, EMG, Evoked Potentials an Electronystagmography) and rehabilitation medicine.
For more information or to request and application contact the Program Director, Robin Smith MD at RSmith@lij.edu.