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 145 current residents illustrate our desire for diversity. They come from 30 states and 20 countries. They went to 76 colleges and 55 different medical schools. They majored in 37 diverse subjects in college - from history, sociology, political science, government, literature, classics, languages, linguistics, religion, African or woman's studies, economics, business, education, nursing, journalism, ecology, anthropology, and dance, to math, physics, chemistry, geology, and engineering. Thirty-two have PhDs or PhD-like research experience and 26 have an MPH, MPhil, MA, MS, MSc, MPP, MPA, MBA or MEd. Many have years of experience before medical school in fields such as business, science, education, engineering, nursing, advocacy, and health care policy. Their interests are equally diverse. Among them, they speak more than 25 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. They will become, in many cases, lifelong friends and colleagues. We believe that no pediatric program has better residents than the BCRP.