What Our Residents Do Next

The BCRP specializes in training academic pediatricians. Eighty-six percent of the program's graduates during the past five years have continued on a pathway leading to an academic career. This is an exceptionally high percentage. The residents enter a wide variety of fields. Although some go to programs across the country, about 80% continue their training at Boston Children's Hospital.

What Residents (N=611) Did in Year Following Residency
# %
Academic Career 556 91
     Second residency or fellowship* 460 83
     Chief residency 67 12
     Faculty 29 5
Practice Career
(Private Practice, Neighborhood Health Centers & HMOs)
55 9

*Residencies and Fellowships Chosen
Hematology/Oncology 69
Cardiology 53
Academic Pediatrics 50
Emergency Medicine 42
Critical Care Medicine 38
Neonatology 31
Infectious Diseases 27
Gastroenterology 27
Endocrinology 22
Neurology 21
Pulmonary 9
Allergy/Immunology 9
Global Health 9
Rheumatology 7
Adolescent Medicine 7
Genetics 4
Nephrology 2
Hospitalist and Other 63

Careers of Our Residents

The "graduates" of the residency program during the past 40 years best illustrate the success of our approach to training and our ability to achieve our goal of training leaders in American pediatrics. To evaluate our success, one must consider the cohort who completed their residencies between 1968 and 1992. More recent residents are still finishing their training or are relatively early in their academic careers and have not reached their full potential.

Leadership Positions

The 1968-1992 cohort contains 559 individuals of whom we have follow-up information on 87 percent (as of 2007). Seventy-one percent of these are currently in academic medicine or are recently retired from academic positions and 44 percent are leaders in academic medicine. An additional 15 percent hold senior academic ranks. Thus, 83 percent of the group in academic medicine have reached positions of prominence. An additional 7% have had major success within the biotech or business community, as authors, or in other medical pursuits. Read more for examples.

1968-1992 Residents: Current Jobs

Academic 71%
     Senior Administrator or Dean 4%
     Department Chair 6%
     Division Chief 18%
     Head of Major Clinical Program 9%
     Sr Researcher/Research Admin 5%
     Educator 2%
     Senior Academician 15%
     Junior Academician 12%
Nonacademic 29%
     Hospital-based private practice 3%
     Private practice 18%
     Authors 0.5%
     Business, Biotech or Biopharm 4%
     Other 3.5%