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Education & Training | Overview

Training is part of Boston Children’s Hospital’s core mission. The Department of Neurology’s clinical training programs provide broad, rigorous medical training across an extremely diverse spectrum of patients and access to cutting-edge technologies.

Child Neurology Residency Training Program

Are you ready to be a future leader in child neurology? The three-year Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Training Programs at Boston Children’s provides broad and deep training across multiple subspecialties, applying the latest technology and digital tools. Trainees have an opportunity to work with one of the world’s most diverse patient populations and engage in basic, clinical, and transla­tional research.

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

Why do a neurology residency at Boston Children’s Hospital?

  • close relationships with clinical leadership
  • large, diverse patient population
  • one-on-one consult rotations in intensive care units
  • international rotations
  • cutting-edge research facilities
  • interpersonal skills practice with trained actors
  • collegial, family-friendly training environment

We accept approximately five new residents per year.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program

The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) residency program is a four-year curriculum for physicians who have completed two core pediatric training years in an ACGME-accredited program. Residents train in both child neurology and developmental medicine, learning from some of the best practitioners and researchers in the nation. Residents are chosen for their academic credentials, interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship skills, dedication and unselfishness.

Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Fellowship Program

The Neurology Department’s Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology offers a one-year fellowship program that trains academically oriented physicians to become comprehensively trained pediatric clinical neurophysiologists and epileptologists.

The program will familiarize physicians who have completed their training in child neurology with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the epilepsy/clinical neurophysiology field.

The clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy training programs are ACGME accredited. By the end of their year of training, fellows are eligible to take the clinical neurophysiology or epilepsy subspecialty boards of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, if they have previously completed an accredited residency program in neurology.

Currently, we offer four positions per year. Individual fellows may occasionally be offered a second year of research or other subspeciality training, depending on availability of funding.

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program

The 12-month Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology Program at Boston Children's offers training in the art and science of clinical neurophysiologic technology. The program runs from June to June and prepares students for eventual certification as a Registered Electrocephalography Technologist (REEGT).

The END program combines classroom teaching with extensive hand-on training. Each trainee will become proficient in carrying out routine EEG studies and will be exposed to related types of testing such as evoked potentials, epilepsy monitoring and sleep technology. Trainees can also receive three additional months of optional training in Sleep and Long-Term Monitoring (LTM).