Benefiting the Community
The BCRP is actively engaged in the Boston community and committed to providing outstanding care to Boston's children. Both institutions are located near large urban areas with many families living at or below the poverty level. In many ways our institutions become community hospitals for residents from Roxbury, Dorchester and Mission Hill. The majority of children who live in Boston receive their primary health care from one of our institutions. Boston Medical Center is the largest provider of uncompensated care (Free Care) in Massachusetts and Children's Hospital's Primary Care Center (CHPCC) is the largest provider of pediatric primary care to children in the city, with 11,000 patients, 65% from inner city neighborhoods. In addition to serving Boston’s urban population in the BCRP’s hospitals and clinics, residents receive additional training and immersive community experiences in the Keystone quarter as part of the Advocacy, Adolescent Medicine, and Child Development curricula.
Residents often organize and participate in other community efforts including supporting local organizations like Girls on the Run and Best Buddies, joining with pediatric residents from other programs in the state for the Residents and Fellows Day at the State House, as well as engaging in fundraising efforts by cycling in the annual Rodman Ride, running in the Boston Marathon, and raising money for various community organizations throughout the year.