Thank you for your interest in the Massachusetts General Hospital Child Neurology Residency Program. The oldest and largest hospital in New England, and the first teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, MGH has provided comprehensive care for children since 1821 and patients with neurological diseases across the lifespan since 1872. Our division of child neurology is united by a common purpose of providing outstanding care and finding new treatments and cures that will reduce and ultimately eliminate the devastating impact of neurological disorders on our patients and their families. Our residency program is driven to train future leaders in child neurology with expertise in clinical diagnosis and treatment as well as to provide opportunities to pursue innovative research and explore novel career paths in science and discovery. Our faculty consists of clinicians, basic scientists, and translational researchers with a breadth of national and international expertise. The Child Neurology Division is part of the MGH Neurology Department, which consists of more than 230 physicians and scientists and is consistently ranked among the top four neurology departments in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report. Our faculty and department are committed to teaching and pride themselves in the past and future successes of our graduates. In addition, MGH hosts one of the nation's largest hospital-based neuroscience research programs and the Child Neurology division at MGH has been awarded both an NIH R25 grant and an NIH K12 training grant to provide protected research time to qualified and interested child neurology residents and junior faculty. Our residents are therefore offered a wealth of resources and opportunities for clinical and research mentorship.
Our 3-year residency program welcomes applicants from both the ACGME traditional clinical residency pathway following 2 years of training in general pediatrics as well as those interested in the ACGME neuroscience pathway in which one year is dedicated to basic neuroscience research and 1 year to pediatrics clinical training prior to starting the child neurology residency. We accept 2 child neurology residents per year. Our residents are integrated with the adult neurology residents (17 per year) for the duration of their training, spending the first year embedded in the adult neurology residency curriculum. After gaining full exposure to the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the mature nervous system, the subsequent two years of clinical training are dedicated to working with children with neurological disease and developing clinical expertise and insight in developmental neuroscience and disease.
It is an exciting time to enter the field of child neurology! New treatments, technologies, and insights into disease pathophysiology are constantly being discovered. We are excited to participate in the training of our future leaders and welcome your interest in our program! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Kevin Staley, MD
Chief, Division of Child Neurology
Catherine Chu, MD, MMSc
Director, Child Neurology Residency Program