What Our Residents Do Next

The BCRP specializes in training academic pediatricians. Ninety-two percent of the program’s graduates during the past seventeen years have continued on a pathway leading to an academic career. This is an exceptionally high percentage. The residents enter a wide variety of fields. Although some go to programs across the country, about 75% continue their training at Boston Children’s Hospital or Boston Medical Center.

What Residents (N=809) Did in Year Following Residency (2002-19) # %
Academic Career 744 92
Second residency or fellowship* 627 84
Chief residency 87 12
Faculty 30 4
Practice Career (Private Practice, Neighborhood Health Centers & HMOs) 65 8
*Residencies and Fellowships Chosen (2002-17) #
Hematology/Oncology 92
Cardiology 67
Emergency Medicine 65
Academic Pediatrics 62
Critical Care  47
Neonatology 39
Neurology  37
Gastroenterology 36
Infectious Diseases 32
Endocrinology 27
Global Health 12
Allergy/Immunology 11
Pulmonary 11
Rheumatology 9
Adolescent Medicine 9
Genetics 6
Nephrology 5
Hospitalist and Other 95

Careers of Our Residents

The “graduates” of the residency program during the past 40 years best illustrate the success of our approach to training and our ability to achieve our goal of training leaders in American pediatrics. To evaluate our success, one must consider the cohort who completed their residencies between 1968 and 1992. More recent residents are still finishing their training or are relatively early in their academic careers and have not reached their full potential.

Leadership Positions

The 1968-1992 cohort contains 559 individuals of whom we have follow-up information on 87 percent (as of 2007). Seventy-one percent of these are currently in academic medicine or are recently retired from academic positions and 44 percent are leaders in academic medicine. An additional 15 percent hold senior academic ranks. Thus, 83 percent of the group in academic medicine have reached positions of prominence. An additional 7% have had major success within the biotech or business community, as authors, or in other medical pursuits. Read more for examples.

1968-1992 Residents: Current Jobs
Academic 71%
Senior Administrator or Dean 4%
Department Chair 6%
Division Chief 18%
Head of Major Clinical Program 9%
Sr Researcher/Research Admin 5%
Educator 2%
Senior Academician 15%
Junior Academician 12%
Nonacademic 29%
Hospital-based private practice 3%
Private practice 18%
Authors 0.5%
Business, Biotech or Biopharm 4%
Other 3.5%