flexible residency



The Harvard-BWH-MGH Neurology Program is built on a foundation of rigorous clinical training. All of our residents participate in a core curriculum that covers not only clinical neurology, but also research methodology, teaching skills, patient safety, and quality care. In recognition of individual learning styles and career goals, we have a flexible curriculum, including clinical and research electives, allowing residents to tap into the broad array of resources in our departments, hospitals and Harvard Medical School.

In an effort to provide more structured and intensive training and mentoring for those residents who seek extra focus beyond the core curriculum, we have established four new certificate programs which residents can pursue during their three years in our program:

  • Basic science, translational, and clinical investigation
  • Medical education
  • Patient safety, quality care, and health policy
  • Global and humanitarian health

Participation in the certificate programs is completely optional and a resident may obtain more than one certificate as long as he/she meets the requirements of each program. We are building up infrastructure and faculty to support each certificate program. While a single faculty (or two) is listed as the director for each area, other faculty members will be involved, as well.  As we gain experience from this innovation, we will make refinements based on resident and faculty feedback.