Pediatrics – Neurology
Welcome to the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at Boston Medical Center, located in the historic South End of Boston. Boston Medical Center’s philosophy and mission of exceptional care, without exception is reflected in the activities of the Division of Pediatric Neurology. As part of BMC’s Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, we offer our trainees a rich educational experience in a setting that provides an extraordinary exposure to pediatric neurology, with the opportunity to care for patients from diverse backgrounds.
Several components comprise a successful residency training program:
- An environment that encourages and supports the resident
- Faculty who are experienced, skilled and enthusiastic teachers
- Didactic instruction
- One-on-one teaching at the bedside
- Access to a wide variety of academic conferences of consistent excellence
- Resident research mentorship
- Cultivation of presentation and teaching skills
- Collaborative opportunities with Boston University Schools of Medicine & Public Health
All of those components are here at Boston Medical Center. Our pediatric neurology residents work alongside seasoned professionals who are committed to patient care, advancing the field of child neurology and to helping you explore your individual interests and develop your talents. The faculty has trained hundreds of pediatricians and pediatric neurologists over the past four decades; physicians who currently work as outstanding clinicians, academicians and clinical and basic research scientists.
Our rigorous training program is set in an upbeat and supportive atmosphere. You will learn how to think about clinical problems and how to practice pediatric neurology in a way that will enable you to deliver the finest of patient care; care that is always helpful and unfailingly humanistic. We are here to inspire you, to serve as your mentors and to help you develop your interests and build on your strengths.
The intimacy stemming from our medium program size allows the faculty the flexibility to mold our program to suit individual needs. We encourage residents to explore epidemiological research and specialized programs in Pediatric Sleep and Pediatric Epilepsy & electrophysiology. A distinguishing feature of our program is our close collaboration with other medical institutions in Boston, with core and elective rotations at Boston Children's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. We also have close ties with Boston University Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health, which provide numerous avenues for added educational and research opportunities.
We are looking for trainees who are passionate about a career in pediatric neurology. We are interested in newly trained physicians who show curiosity, are inquisitive, excited about clinical medicine, and energized by their interactions with their teachers, colleagues, peers and fellow students. Our program is particularly strong in bedside and didactic teaching, and we have well-developed programs in epilepsy, sleep disorders, neurological disabilities and cerebral palsy related to preterm birth and neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders.
We will consider only those candidates who will have successfully completed at least two years of an ACGME-approved pediatric residency training program before beginning with our program. If you are in the United States on a visa, then you must be eligible to remain for an additional three years in order to complete our training program. We require an interview, a personal statement, and three letters of reference. The Pediatrics program at Boston University will consider accepting someone who will complete only two years of Pediatric residency if they are planning to stay on in our Pediatric Neurology residency training program. This accelerated training oppotunity is offered through our categorical position.
We accept two residents each year into our three-year pediatric neurology training program. Please refer to our website regarding the application process to apply.
Beyond our hospital setting, the Boston area provides a terrific cultural, sporting, and remarkably stimulating intellectual environment. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Pediatric Neurology, we encourage you to consider our unique program at Boston Medical Center. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about our Pediatric Neurology training program.