The BCRP strives to provide the best possible educational experience for each and every resident, to foster personal and professional growth, to encourage the pursuit of individual passions, and to guide residents along their chosen career path in order to help them become leaders in clinical care, research, medical education, quality improvement, advocacy, or other areas of their choosing. We take a two-pronged approach, with advising being provided primarily through the 5 "Chief Families," and mentorship being accomplished primarily through the 4 Academies discussed elsewhere.
Advising: Each of the Chief Families has between 25-30 residents and is led by a Chief Resident and 1-2 faculty advisors. Residents meet individually with their Chief Family leadership to, on a regular basis, confidentially discuss their rotation feedback and assessments, progress towards individual personal and professional goals, and any issues they may be encountering. The advisors may also provide guidance on career choices and advocate on behalf of the resident when necessary.
Mentorship: While mentorship overlaps significantly with advising, the primary focus of mentorship through the Academies is professional development and career planning. Indeed, it is a cornerstone of the Academies, and the Faculty Advisors, affiliated faculty members, and Chief Residents in charge of each Academy will create numerous opportunities for residents to identify mentors through networking events, career nights, and research-in-progress events, among others. Residents are encouraged to identify mentors that share their interests, or the Academy leadership may assign a mentor at the resident's request.