In general, the rotations alternate between the two main hospitals, which are separated by about three miles. A shuttle bus offers convenient travel between MGH and BWH. A few outpatient clinics are held at the Boston VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain, which is walking distance from the Brigham and located on the Green subway line. On rare occasions throughout the residency (between 10 and 20 days total), residents travel to the Brockton VA Hospital for outpatient clinic. This is about 30 minutes from Boston, but residents typically carpool. Video teleconferencing between the BWH and MGH is used for teaching opportunities (such as noon conferences).
Pediatric neurology trainees from both Boston Children's Pediatric Neurology and the Massachusetts General Pediatric Neurology Programs rotate on the adult services during their first year of training. In addition, residents from Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation also spend time on the neurology ward services. Adult neurology residents also rotate through the Pediatric Neurology, Neuropathology and Psychiatry services.
The Partners Neurology residency program maintains close contact with the Harvard Neuroscience Program. Many residents take elective or fellowship training in the Neuroscience programs at Harvard and MIT.
Drs. Cudkowicz and Samuels are the co-chairs of the department. Each maintains direction of the workings of the individual institutions on a day-to-day basis. Dr. Steven Feske is the head of the Neurology Residency Committee and the former Program Director. He assists in overseeing the curriculum.