We seek residents who are intelligent, curious, creative, energetic, personable, and accomplished. Residents who will become leaders in pediatrics. Residents with a sense of humor. We also seek residents who come from all parts of the country and beyond and who have a wide variety of backgrounds.
The 163 current residents illustrate our desire for diversity. They come from 29 states and 18 countries. They went to 68 colleges and 66 medical schools, including 7 international schools. They majored in 50 diverse subjects in college – from history, English, political science, philosophy, social studies, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, environmental studies, various languages, religion, government, economics, business, financial engineering, management information systems, global health, public health, public policy, international affairs, gender studies, education, film, music, art and art history, to mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, physics, chemistry, computer science and multiple kinds of engineering. Plus, all varieties of biological sciences. Forty have PhDs or PhD-like research experience and 19 have an MPH, MSc, MPP, MMS, MEd or MHS. Many have years of experience before medical school in fields such as art, business, finance, science, education, engineering, advocacy, and health care policy. Their interests are equally diverse. Among them, they speak more than 20 languages.
We believe this diversity greatly enriches the residency. It stimulates creativity, promotes tolerance, and allows residents to excel in various ways within the program. It also creates chances to try new things. Most importantly, perhaps, it offers opportunities to establish rich friendships. Nothing is more important in a residency than the quality of the other residents. Many will become lifelong friends and colleagues. We believe that no pediatric program has better residents than the BCRP.