Vast, limitless, wide-spectrum, and varied are some of the descriptions that one might apply to a career centered in a neurodevelopmental disabilities education. Factor in that there is a constant growing need for physicians to be trained in this field and you are looking at a very exciting opportunity. At Boston Children’s Hospital, residents in NDD learn from some of the best practitioners and researchers in both neurological and developmental medicine in the nation.
Continuing in the same tradition as the Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine training program, the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program strives to educate the future leaders in this field. Resident selections are made on a culmination of characteristics, which include academic credentials, interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship skills, dedication, and unselfishness. The ability to work cohesively with others is central to our program and for the care of each patient.
The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program is a four-year curriculum that follows successful completion of two core pediatric training years in an ACGME-accredited program. Upon completion, trainees will have fulfilled:
Unique to our program is a skill on skill spiral of training in both child neurology and developmental medicine. Because of the intermixing of programs throughout the four years, one has multi-access to and is exposed and interconnected with both programs on a continual basis. This expands and broadens one’s knowledge base and enmeshes the two disciplines into one cohesive curriculum. Residents participate in structured blocks including, but not limited to, inpatient child neurology and epilepsy services, child neurology ICU and inpatient consults teams, outpatient child neurology and developmental clinics, and adult inpatient consult teams. Residents also participate in multispecialty clinics and in assigned weekly continuity clinics. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residents have the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program honing their interdisciplinary care skills beyond their medical training.
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Applications will be accepted through ERAS (https://apps.aamc.org/myeras-web/), program ID 1862422002.
Elizabeth Barkoudah, MD
Director, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Training Program
Co-Director, Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Center
Boston Children’s Hospital