Child Neurology Residency Training Program

To ensure safe and equitable inclusion in the recruitment process for all applicants, and in accordance with national consensus recommendations, the Boston Children's Hospital Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities  Training Programs will be holding all recruitment activities virtually. We are committed to providing applicants with extensive opportunities to get to know our residents, our faculty, and our facility.

Breadth. Depth. Variety. Collaboration. Mentorship. Opportunity. These are a few words we hear again and again from our current and former Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residents. Each year six new residents come to Boston Children’s Hospital to become the child neurologists of tomorrow.

Learn more about how to apply.


Please contact Stephanie Hansbury at or 617-355-7819

If you are a medical student interested in doing a rotation with us, this must be arranged via the HMS Registrar External Clerkship Program
 (email Please also contact Arnold Sansevere, MD [] for Child Neurology or Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD [] for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities to notify them of your interest in a rotation.

Current chief of neurology at Boston Children's, Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD, is shown with a patient.

Current chief of neurology at Boston Children's, Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD

The residency program at a glance

The three-year child neurology residency program at Boston Children’s Hospital provides broad, rigorous medical training across an unusually varied spectrum of patients and subspecialties, applying the latest technology and digital innovations.

All residents receive strong mentorship and career planning advice, so our graduates are well-positioned to receive NIH funding and other grants and publish their work in high-impact journals.

The Department of Neurology currently accepts six new residents into its training program each year. Please check out our how to apply section for full details on this year’s application process.

Why train at Boston Children’s Hospital?

  • close relationships with clinical leadership
  • broad and deep sub-specialty training
  • large, diverse patient population
  • one-on-one consult rotations in intensive care units
  • international rotations
  • outstanding research opportunities (basic, translational, clinical)
  • cutting-edge research facilities
  • digital tools — personal tablet devices and a shared wiki
  • interpersonal skills practice with trained actors
  • collegial, family-friendly training environment