The Medical College of Georgia's Child Neurology Residency Program at Augusta University operates in conjunction with the Adult Neurology Program.

Our program

The Child Neurology Residency Program at MCG is highly competitive and highly rewarding. Our department accepts one candidate per year. The child neurology clinical faculty consist of Drs. Yong Park, Suzanne Strickland, Elizabeth Sekul, Marleny Aquino Cabrera, Amanda Andrews,  Ashleigh Steinmeyer, Clovalyn Jeffrey-McGann. Our child neurology division has experience providing care in all aspects of child neurology, with a specific emphasis on epilepsy. Many of the faculty are strongly involved in research and resident involvement is encouraged.

Our child neurology residency program is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and requires students to take:

  • One year of adult neurology
  • One year of child neurology
  • One year of neuropathology, child psychiatry, EEG, EMG, neuroradiology, and neuroscience electives.
  • Two years of training in general pediatrics, but other routes are possible and should be discussed with the program director.

Child neurology now participates in the Match Program with ERAS. Applicants are encouraged to contact the program director as soon as possible.


After completing two years of pediatrics in our freestanding children's hospital 

The PGY-3 year is primarily adult neurology; during which the resident learns the fundamentals of the clinical neurological examination and diagnosis, and begins to learn the management of neurological disease.

Clinical rotations include:

  • Inpatient neurology (stroke and general), 
  • Neurointensive care,
  • Outpatient neurology clinics (both general neurology and subspecialty clinics in sleep, epilepsy, and movement disorders)  

PGY-4/PGY-5 years of the residency are primarily dedicated to child neurology. Core rotations include inpatient consult service, inpatient epilepsy monitoring service, ICU service, and outpatient clinics.

Clinical neuroscience electives are available in:

  • Child psychiatry
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Genetics
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Electromyography
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Sleep

Our program offers an academically rich environment with multiple didactic conferences available for our residents to attend including:

  • Adult neurology morning report
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurology Boot camp
  • Weekly scheduled lecture series
  • Pediatric grand rounds
  • Stroke Conference
  • Epilepsy Conference
  • and others

For a full overview and rotation descriptions please download the Child Neurology Residency Curriculum Guide

Suzanne Strickland, MD

  • Child Neurology Residency Program Director
  • Assistant Professor