Top 12 List

1. Residents and faculty: diversity and unmatched quality
2. Unique combination of the leading pediatric subspecialty and research hospital with the leading center in urban pediatrics and patient advocacy.
3. Commitment to education and innovative initiatives like the BCRP Academies
4. Intertwining of high quality research with clinical care
5. Flexibility and family friendliness
6. Academic Development Block
7. Resident influence on organization of residency through the Residency Program Training Committee
8. Harvard and BU medical students
9. Global Child Health Initiative
10. Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine Libraries and extraordinary electronic library facilities
11. Location of hospitals adjacent to highly desirable living areas in Brookline and Boston
12. Boston and New England