Child Neurology Years: PYG4 and PGY5
At long last our residents get to practice pediatric neurology on a full-time basis! PGY4 is broken up into 4 months of inpatient consult services, 4 months of outpatient clinics, and 4 months of elective time. PGY5 is the year to finalize and develop your career path and hone your neurological skill-set. The PGY5 year includes 3 months of inpatient consult service, 2 months of outpatient clinics, and 7 months of elective/research time.
The inpatient pediatric neurology consult team is always comprised of at 1-2 pediatric neurology residents, 1 adult neurology resident, and 1 attending. Psychiatry residents, Harvard Medical School students, and visiting medical students frequently join us as well. These last two years are exclusively home call, on average every 4-5 nights during the inpatient and some outpatient blocks. Elective time is call-free. Post call residents go home after rounds.
We have an incredibly rich variety of outpatient experiences where you will see everything from bread and butter general pediatric neurology to highly specialized subspecialty clinics – including Angelman's, Ketogenic Diet, Neuromuscular, Movement, Tics/Tourette’s, Mitochondrial, Autism, Neurofibromatosis, Leukodystrophy, Sleep, Learning Disorders, and Pediatric Stroke
We provide an unparalleled amount of elective time. We believe it is essential for allowing residents to explore career interests and tailor training to your career goals. You have a total of 11 months of elective time- 7 months of which are completely free for you to choose. All electives are call-free. (Required electives are Neurophysiology, Neuroradiology, Psychiatry, Neurorehabilitation, and Neuropathology.)
We take great pride in the vast resources available at MGH and Harvard University, whether your interests lie in basic science research, clinical research, clinical education, advocacy, international medicine, or exploring a specific subspecialty. There are also specific electives required for graduation, including EEG\Epilepsy, EMG, Neuroradiology, Psychiatry, Neurorehabilitation, and Neuropathology.