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Electives | Overview

Electives span the full spectrum of experiences in child neurology and are customized to the interests of each resident. Many residents spend elective time in the EEG and electromyography (EMG) laboratories at Boston Children’s Hospital and affiliated adult institutions, or pursue opportunities in one of the many Boston Children’s subspecialty clinics. Advanced training and research opportunities in both clinical and basic neuroscience are abundant during elective time.

Education electives provide residents with opportunities for mentored teaching, neuroanatomy lab tutoring at Harvard Medical School, curriculum design, and more to prepare graduates for careers in academic medical centers.

Electives include:

  • general pediatric neurology
  • neonatal neurology
  • brain malformations
  • electrophysiology
  • epileptology
  • learning disability clinic
  • neurocardiology
  • neuro-epidemiology
  • neuro-imaging
  • neuro-oncology
  • neuromuscular clinic
  • neurogenetics
  • neuro-intensive care
  • neuropathology
  • neurorehabilitation
  • psychiatry

International electives

To date, Boston Children’s Neurology residents have trained in Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, India, Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. More countries are added to this list as we forge new relationships.

Residents interested in global child neurology have many opportunities to train, practice and conduct research projects abroad during elective time. The Residency Program has strong connections with the Global Health Pediatrics program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Partners in Health, and Boston Children’s Hospital’s affiliated adult Neurology programs.

Opportunities range from observerships to structured rotations to projects of the resident’s own creation. In addition to clinical rotations and clinical research projects for residents interested in global health, we have affiliations with very strong educational programs abroad, such as neurometabolic training at Chile’s National Institute of Metabolic Diseases and training in pediatric neuropathies at the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research in Sydney, Australia. Boston Children’s is one of just a handful of hospitals to offer this wealth and depth of international learning opportunities to its residents.

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