The Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics (BCRP) was formed to meet the needs of the future, bringing together the training programs of Boston Medical Center (formerly Boston City Hospital) and Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston Medical Center has a long and important history of clinical research, advocacy, public policy and primary care training for pediatricians. Boston Children’s Hospital is the nation’s leading research and training institution dedicated to the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with unusual and complex medical problems.

Pediatric care is changing rapidly and the dynamic interface between health care systems, and complex medical challenges requires residency training programs to constantly modify our educational programs. Pediatricians of the future will need advanced knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat children with medical and surgical problems in a primary care setting. Subspecialists will work in close collaboration with primary care clinicians in managing children who require their expertise. Imbedded within this framework of pediatric care must be the continued development of leaders in academic medicine and research.

The aims of the training program are to:

  1. Provide world-class clinical training that engages residents in the breadth of pediatric medicine and adapts to meet the evolving needs of children, families, and populations.
  2. Develop the next generation of leaders in pediatrics who will advance and transform pediatric science, care delivery, and health systems.
  3. Cultivate a learning environment that reflects a commitment to exceptional care, respect, diversity inclusion, and the personal and professional wellbeing of all team members and that instills a passion for inquiry and the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

Mission: The BCRP is dedicated to providing outstanding (world-class) clinical training that prioritizes clinical excellence, aligns to the interests and goals of each resident, fosters the acquisition and strengthening of leadership and advocacy skills, creates an environment conducive and supportive of scholarship and innovation, and optimizes the opportunity to advance the science of pediatrics through research.

Vision: It is the vision of BCRP that each resident completing our program is an effective leader for child health within any chosen career and is providing clinical care of the highest quality, optimizing the health and well-being of each child under their care.

Values: The BCRP believes that superb training promotes care that is patient and family centered, longitudinal in perspective, collaborative, compassionate and humanistic, culturally competent, evidence-based, high-value, inter-professional, and innovative. The BCRP believes that a superb training experience requires commitment to development of the individual as a professional, life-long learning, development of leaders capable of driving change, inter-professional teamwork, and balance in personal and professional life.

The goal of the BCRP is to train you to become an outstanding general pediatrician, to provide you with the skills required to attain leadership positions in academic pediatrics, and to support your clinical and research career, thus equipping you with the skills needed to modify the future direction of pediatric health care. You will receive comprehensive training experiences that emphasize outstanding clinical care, while integrating your training with advances in basic science and clinical research, and providing you with access to faculty mentors who are leaders in science, clinical care, global health, advocacy and public policy. The BCRP will supply you with a dynamic training experience while emphasizing humanistic qualities in a supportive training environment to assist you in reaching your professional and personal goals.

We believe the BCRP serves as a national model for pediatric training and comprehensive care for children. It has brought together two great hospitals and universities not for economic gain, but rather to help craft the future of pediatric care and training. We are pleased to offer this program for applicants interested in becoming leaders in pediatrics, and we look forward to working with you as our colleagues to meet the challenges of pediatric health care and to help shape the future of clinical care, research, and education.