The Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics was formed to meet the needs of the future, bringing together the training programs of Boston Medical Center (formerly Boston City Hospital) and Children's Hospital Boston. Boston Medical Center has a long and important history of clinical research, advocacy, public policy and primary care training for pediatricians. Children's Hospital Boston 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. Pediatricians of the future will need advanced knowledge and skills in order 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.
The goal of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics is to train subspecialty and primary care pediatricians in both a distinctive and integrated manner. By training together, subspecialists and primary care pediatricians will better appreciate the clinical issues each faces, thereby providing better and more cost effective care.
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.