Boston Combined Residency Program

The Boston Combined Residency Program brings together the pediatric training programs of Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

The goal of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics is to train subspecialty and general pediatricians in both a distinctive and integrated manner. We believe this program 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 closely with our future house officers to help shape the future of clinical care, research, and education.

Learn more


Residents Present Research at Pediatric Academic Societies

Twenty-seven current and recent BCRP houseofficers submitted 25 abstracts of their research to the spring meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in San Francisco, CA, May 6 to May 9, 2017.

Jessica-TsaiBCRP Resident Writer

Intern Jessica Tsai has had a busy year! In addition to all of her clinical training she has found her voice. Based on her training as MD/PhD student, she has written editorials about the challenges of the dual life as a physician-scientist and a medical trainee in the journal Science, and about mental health and wellness of bioscience trainees in Nature Biotechnology. During the Keystone Quarter she expanded her area of writing to describe a poignant case about bullying for the New York Times.

Malpractice Dodgers

The Malpractice Dodgers are a team of BCRP residents, alumni, and significant others that play in the Boston Children’s Hospital league in Hyde Park. The team was started by Jon Levin, a recent BCRP graduate and now neonatology fellow. The Dodgers started off the year rough in a 33-4 loss, but since then, have put together a string of victories and won the award for most improved team. Despite the initial losses, the team continued to sport big smiles and lots of words of encouragement to each other, just as a team full of pediatricians would! 

BCRP Mindfulness Curriculum

Based on new data showing that mindfulness practice can improve or prevent burnout, which has a significant impact on physician well-being and ability to deliver compassionate patient care, Junior resident Yarden Fraiman and recent BCRP graduate Alexandra Coria have developed a week-long mindfulness meditation curriculum for the BCRP, which they presented at the 2016 spring meeting of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.

Pediatricians and Politics: Advocating for Pediatric Research

Urban Health and Advocacy residents spent a Research, Advocacy and Policy (RAP) afternoon last Fall with Boston Children's Office of Government Relations staff Amy DeLong and Kate Audette, learning how to lobby and speak to politicians. They put their skills to use that day, meeting with staffers in the offices of Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey to advocate for legislation that would strengthen the NIH's commitment to pediatric research. 

REACH: Resident Education Advancing Communication in Hospitals

BCRP Residents Neeru Narla and Zeena Audi created a cultural communication curriculum to improve the quality of care delivered to ethnically and linguistically diverse pediatric patients and their families. 

Street Cred

BCRP residents Michael Hole and Lucy Marcil founded “StreetCred”, a first-of-its-kind program to help parents of pediatric patients at Boston Medical Center file their taxes and receive tax credits to improve their financial stability and reduce the effects of child poverty on health. 

BCRP Brochure: Class of 2017

Download a pdf (10 MB) document containing all the material on this website.


Interns Set Record for Most Parties

BCRP residents party as hard as they work, as shown in the attached photo gallery, which acknowledges several recent classes. The last two intern classes got together for a party or other activity almost every week, the most of any classes in memory.

Learn more

Boston Children's Hospital Around the World

International Health efforts of Children's faculty are detailed here.

Learn more

Stem Cell Program

Children's Hospital Boston has the world's leading research in stem cell biology, which is detailed in a beautiful new website.

Learn more

Gene Therapy

A team of Children's hematologists and immunologists have successfully treated a boy with X-linked SCID using a new gene therapy technique.

Learn more

Silverstein appointed to prestigious panel

Michael Silverstein, Vice Chair for Research at Boston Medical Center, was appointed to the US Preventive Services Task Force, a prestigious panel of national experts that makes recommendations in the area of prevention and evidence-based medicine.


Who's New?

New Senior Faculty and Program Leaders

Ariel Winn, MD
Ariel Winn is a recently graduated Chief Resident for the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) and a newly appointed Associate Program Director for the BCRP.

Kate Distler, MD
Kate Michelson is the newly appointed Program Director for the BCRP at Boston Medical Center.

Christine Cheston
Christine Cheston is a recently graduated BCRP Chief Resident and a newly appointed Associate Program Director at Boston Medical Center.

Scott Hadland
Scott Hadland is a previous BCRP Chief Resident who has recently completed his fellowship in adolescent medicine. He is a newly appointed Associate Program Director at Boston Medical Center.

Rebecca Gold
Rebecca Gold is the new Administrative Coordinator of the BCRP at Boston Children’s Hospital.