Graduate Medical Education at BMC
June is an exciting month at BMC and this year was no exception, as we welcomed more than 200 new faces to campus: the latest group of interns, residents, and fellows joined our training programs in more than 40 fields, including Pediatrics, Cardiology, Surgical Critical Care, and Addiction Psychiatry.
Medical students and physicians from across the country and around the world choose to further their training at BMC because of our commitment to the communities we serve, and our reputation for excellence in preparing the next generation of clinicians, scientists, researchers, health policy experts, and leaders. Our current trainees hail from around the world, representing nearly 200 different educational institutions. There is intense competition for a limited number of positions. In fact, some of our training programs receive more than 100 applications for every available position!
Depending on their chosen field, our residents and fellows will spend anywhere from one year to seven years as part of the BMC family. The life of a resident is demanding: they spend up to 80 hours per week learning the intricacies of their field of medicine, multidisciplinary collaboration, the latest medical advances, patient safety and patient education, and quality improvement.
“Training at BMC carries a lifetime of lessons that our interns, residents and fellows take with them throughout their careers,” said Jeff Schneider, MD of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. “They’re not just learning the science of medicine. They’re also meeting the needs and giving a voice to those who may not otherwise have advocates, and they’re openly discussing and addressing some of the most complex medical and social issues facing healthcare today.”