Diversity and Inclusion

The Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics (BCRP) links the pediatric training programs of Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. The strength of Children's Hospital, one of the world's leading pediatric research and training institutions is combined with the passion and commitment of Boston Medical Center's tradition of excellence in clinical research and primary care among disadvantaged populations.

The BCRP is committed to reducing healthcare disparities and creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of our patient populations. Providing children and families with the very best care requires an understanding of their physical, emotional, and cultural needs. For this reason, we seek diverse residents who possess an intellectual curiosity, a passion for medicine, and a compassionate commitment to patients and their families.

The BCRP embraces all forms of diversity including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse resident workforce and have outlined the following goals:

  • To increase the number of BCRP housestaff from underrepresented minority groups.
  • To provide support to our trainees that are underrepresented in medicine through faculty engagement, mentorship, education, and resident attendance to national conferences such as SNMA and LMSA.
  • To shape the professional development of a cadre of minority physicians who will become leaders in all aspects of pediatrics including patient care, research, medical education, health care policy and child advocacy.
  • To support and promote diversity efforts within the residency through the resident-led Diversity Council.
To realize these goals, we partner with several groups both in our hospitals and our associated medical schools, including: