Rotations: A Year-by-Year Snapshot
The BCRP curriculum is designed to provide increased responsibility during the first two years, culminating in a strong supervisory year. All rotations occur at either Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital or Boston Medical Center. Residents are not asked to staff other hospitals during their training period. The intern year focuses on building a foundation in general pediatrics, beginning to build a longitudinal ambulatory practice, and gaining experience in advocacy. The junior year introduces rotations on subspecialty and acute care units, experiences that are often more challenging than those in the intern year and more suited to the enhanced capabilities of junior residents. Junior residents also acquire some supervisory experience, formal teaching experiences, and have time to individualize their curriculum. Notably, junior residents are introduced to multiple new learning experiences and are not asked to replicate intern rotations. The senior year focuses on supervisory experiences, acute care, individualized learning opportunities and research.