Pediatric Neurology Program Description
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.
At Boston Medical Center, we provide all the components of 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
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 evidence-based patient care – care that is always helpful and unfailingly patient-centered. We are here to inspire you, to serve as your mentors and to help you develop your interests and build on your strengths.
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 and 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, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Spaulding rehabilitation center. 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 are curious, 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 as well as clinical research. We have well-developed programs in epilepsy, sleep disorders, neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders, concussion & head trauma, movement disorders cerebral palsy related to preterm birth and quality improvement. We also conduct a bilingual (Spanish) pediatric neurology program.
The child neurology residency program offers two types of positions: a categorical track and a reserved track. Learn more about each track.
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 training program. Contact us.
This track includes two years of training in Pediatrics in the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) program at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, and three years of pediatric neurology training at Boston Medical Center.
For those interested, residents in the categorical position have the opportunity to obtain a 32 credit hours master’s degree in epidemiology through Boston University or its School of Public Health. The applicant would earn this degree over a two years span following completion of their five years of training in pediatrics and PN while working part-time as an instructor in our pediatric neurology division.
This track is offered to candidates who have completed at least two years of pediatrics training in an ACGME-accredited program and is prepared to begin in July of the academic year, four months after completion of the match.
We require an interview, a personal statement, and three letters of reference for each track. Read more about the application process.
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