Varied Learning in Pediatric Headache Medicine
Pediatric headache fellows split their time between academics and clinical rotations with a diverse patient population.
The Pediatric Headache Fellowship includes flexible inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations, as well as robust clinical education, that meet the individual needs of each fellow. Fellows in the program spend the majority of time in the outpatient pediatric headache clinic but will also spend 2.5 months on adult headache medicine to learn about different headache types, cutting-edge imaging and headache care across a diverse patient population. The program also features a variety of electives available that are prioritized based on individual interests.
The fellowship’s curriculum includes 12 block rotations per year that last four weeks.
Pediatric Headache Rotations
- Outpatient pediatric headache medicine: paired with outpatient and inpatient infusions
- Outpatient adult headache medicine
- Neuro-ophthalmology: pediatric and adult opportunities
- Neuroradiology: pediatric and adult opportunities
- Pain psychology
- Pain/vestibular physical therapy
- Vacation: three weeks
- International Pediatric Headache Didactic Series: The headache programs at Dell Children’s Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital are partnered to start the International Pediatric Headache Didactic Series. This is a bimonthly virtual lecture series delivered by headache specialists from around the world, which targets central topics in fellows’ education. Fellows in the program attend these sessions every other Friday. ATTEND A SESSION »
- Journal clubs: Fellows lead the headache group in monthly headache-directed journal clubs.
- Clinical operation meetings: Fellows attend monthly clinical operations meetings to gain experience in developing and running a headache program.
- National conferences: Fellows have the opportunity to attend national headache conferences.
Fellows are also expected to conduct scholarly work during their fellowship in any area of interest. The program supports clinical research, medical education, quality improvement and advocacy work. Email the program to discuss basic science research opportunities.
Clinical trials for children and adolescents with pediatric headache are currently underway. Fellows in the program have opportunities to be integrated into these trials to gain expertise in clinical trial management.