The BCRP is the union of prior residency programs at
Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Boston Medical
Center (BMC) and functions as a one integrated program
with the leadership at each institution working
collaboratively. At each site there are weekly meetings of
the program leaders (program directors, chief residents,
administrative staff, and, when appropriate, department
chairs). The Executive Committee is comprised of all
program leaders and meets monthly and alternates sites.
Regular class meetings every few months allow for
exchange of ideas, information, and areas of needed
improvement. Town meetings of the entire residency serve
a similar function and occur every two to three months.
These gatherings provide an open forum for discussion on
a variety of topics related to residency education.
Progress Notes, a weekly newsletter, written by the chief
residents, features a column, Program Directors' Corner, in which the leadership provides an opportunity for real time discussion of events, ideas for curricular change and areas of success to celebrate or areas of improvement that need action.
In these multiples venues, we hope to continue to foster bidirectional exchange of information, ideas, and issues with the ultimate goal of constantly improving the education and training within the BCRP
Residents serve as a driving force for change in the program. They play a key role in the Residency Program Training Committee and the resident voice at class meetings and town meetings is pivotal to curricular development. The wonderful collaboration of residents with chief residents and program leadership is a significant feature of the BCRP.