Welcome

to the Harvard BWH-MGH Neurology Residency Program

Congratulations on choosing Neurology as your career path, and thank you for your interest in the Harvard BWH-MGH residency program! We are deeply committed to training expert clinicians, neuroscientists, clinical investigators, and medical educators who will go on to be future leaders in the field of Neurology.

Our residency program benefits from the combined resources of two premier teaching hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the outstanding teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School.

Our Program Highlights

Clinical Excellence

Our residents see an incredible breadth and depth of neurology, giving them the experience needed to become sophisticated clinicians in all facets of our field.

Mentorship

We are deeply committed to building a rich, individualized network of mentors for each of our residents. These relationships are among the most important aspects of residency training and are the cornerstone of lifelong success.

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Research

There are endless opportunities to participate in cutting-edge basic science, translational, and clinical research here in Boston, making the perfect environment for our residents to make impressive academic contributions.

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Resident as Teacher

Our residents are inspired by renowned clinician educators and receive hands-on, practical instruction on the craft of teaching -- an essential skill for every neurologist.

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Wellness

We are passionate about the wellness of our residents! We make sure that our clinical schedules afford a healthy work-life balance, and we love organizing great team-building social events throughout the year.

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Flexibility

Our core curriculum is complemented by a wealth of elective time, allowing residents to create an individualized residency experience that best suits their evolving interests.

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Diversity

Diversity and equality are core values that shape all aspects of our program, the care we provide to our patients, and our effort to lessen disparities across individuals.

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Global Health

Our program offers many exciting ways to gain experience and expertise studying disparities in health and other issues in global and humanitarian neurology.

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In the news

Happy Neuro-ween!

There were great costumes at the recent neurology-themed Halloween residency party hosted by Dr. Angela O’Neal and the Red House! (Some of these puns will make you groan). In attendance were Phineas Gage, a lumber puncture, an Argyle Robertson pupil and penicillin G, dual anti platelets and a statin, Ms. Frizzle, chorea, and a D-furred gate.

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Surviving a ropes course!

A group of adventurous residents and our program director, Sashank Prasad, recently had a great outing at a ropes course. They truly put their cerebellums (and let's be honest, every muscle in their bodies) to the test!

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Women’s Mentorship and Leadership

We are very excited to launch a new program focused on women’s leadership in neurology. The kick-off networking event included a discussion of ways to address gender disparities in academic medicine. The curriculum will include a variety of exciting workshops and rich discussions throughout the year!

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Thoughtful Reflections on Truly Caring for a Patient

NM1 resident Michael Stanley recently published a moving opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal in which he discussed a deeply humanistic perspective on the medical establishment’s approach to end-of-life care.

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Welcoming our new first year residents!

Orientation activities came to a close with a great welcome party hosted by Dr. Tracey Milligan. The team is now fully assembled and prepared to start the new year!

Our Hospitals

Our residency program combines the neurology services of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s -- two of the world’s most prestigious teaching hospitals. Our residents also benefit greatly from clinical experiences at Children’s Hospital of Boston and the Boston VA Hospitals.

At A Glance

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