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Pediatric Neurologist = Pediatrition + Neurologist ?

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Are pediatric neurologsits eligable to enter fellowships in Pediatrics and Adult Neurology. For example, can a Pediatric Neurologist do a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, or a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology if he/she wanted to do so later down the line ?

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Leukocyte said:
Are pediatric neurologsits eligable to enter fellowships in Pediatrics and Adult Neurology. For example, can a Pediatric Neurologist do a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, or a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology if he/she wanted to do so later down the line ?

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Yes.

To become a pediatric neurologist, most people start off in pediatrics and do at least 2 years (if not 3) of peds residency, then 3 years of pediatric neurology. A few people do the opposite (start with regular neuro residency, then have to do the equivalent of a peds internship plus a year of peds neuro).

When you are done with all that training, you are eligible to be board certified in:

a. Pediatrics (which makes you eligible for all pediatric subspecialty fellowships)
b. Neurology (which makes you eligible for all neurology fellowships, and
c. "Special Qualification" (i.e., "board certified") in pediatric neurology.

Of course, you have to take separate board exams for pediatrics and neurology to get the respective certifications, but it is possible. Note that there are some neurology fellowships (especially in epilepsy and neuromuscular disease) that are particularly geared toward pediatrics.
 
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