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BWH/Harvard Headache Medicine Fellowship Program

Program Overview

The Headache Center provides clinical training for residents who choose to do elective rotation in Headache Medicine. We also offer a 1-year Headache Medicine Fellowship Program focusing on outpatient management of headache, clinical research and medical writing. The fellowship is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic subspecialities (UCNS). The trainee will see headache outpatients in several settings. In addition, the fellow is expected to participate in headache research and paper writing.

Other services include the sleep center, neuropsychology, anesthesiology and neuroradiology. In addition, the fellow has access to over 100 full-time neurology and child neurology faculty, a large neurosurgery department, an active neuroscience faculty, a large neuroradiology department and the broader resource of a major medical school and several affiliated teaching hospitals, including orofacial pain and other specialty programs. For more information, please refer to the link below:

Further Program Information

Directions for Application

Prerequisites for the fellowship training usually include successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency-training program in a relevant discipline (i.e. neurology, psychiatry, anesthesiology or internal medicine) and board eligibility in the field.

Applications can be made by sending a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendations to the Director of the Headache Fellowship Program, Rebecca C. Burch, M.D., at or by mail at 1153 Centre Street, Suite 4970, Boston, MA 02130.


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