During elective time, second- and third-year residents can do research projects, working alongside investigators at Boston Children’s, affiliated Boston hospitals, or at the Harvard and MIT neuroscience programs. (For residents in the neurodevelopmental disabilities program, six months of research time is required.)
The neurology research program at Boston Children’s is the largest and most accomplished of pediatric facilities in the world. Across the street from the main hospital, Boston Children’s F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center provides virtually infinite opportunities for training in molecular and developmental neuroscience, and cross-fertilization between basic research and clinical medicine.
See the resident publications list for examples of research projects undertaken during residency elective time.
Senior neurology residents at Boston Children’s partner with attending physicians to ensure that inpatient rounds address topics relevant to the resident team members, and also supervise 36 to 48 fourth-year medical students, primarily from Harvard Medical School. Child neurology residents are also involved in the training of general pediatrics residents, psychiatry residents, ICU fellows, and fellows in behavioral and developmental medicine.