VISITING RESIDENT PROGRAM
The Visiting Resident Program (VRP) provides support for qualified residents from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM) - as defined by the AAMC; - this includes African Americans, Mexican Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans (that is American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives) - to participate in a rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Graduate Medical Education (GME) training program.
The program is designed to offer visiting residents:
- an opportunity to gain up to one month exceptional experience and subspecialty training at BCH
- exposure to fellowship opportunities at the Harvard affiliated Teaching Hospitals
- networking opportunities with faculty and fellows at the Harvard affiliated Teaching Hospitals Training Programs
- mentorship from BCH faculty members and VRP Director
- clinical exposure
- a networking dinner/luncheon meeting
The VRP is sponsored by the Minority Faculty Development Program within the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School Office in collaboration with the BCH GME office.
Visiting Resident Program is two to four weeks in length and is offered all year-around. There are no specific dates for rotations. It would be up to applicants and training programs to settle on the rotation month. Please note that many programs will not have availability in July.
Financial assistance (up to $400) is available toward transportation costs to and from Boston. Housing is also provided.
URiM residents who are PGY2 residents currently enrolled in good standing ACGME-accredited U.S. training programs under the sponsorship of non- HMS teaching hospitals are eligible to participate in elective training rotation at BCH under the supervision of BCH faculty.
To qualify as a “rotator” at Boston Children’s Hospital the trainee must be currently enrolled in training program at their home institution and must have or be eligible for a Massachusetts license and have the support of their program director.
In order to participate in VRP, prospective applicants will need to complete two applications:
1) Visiting Resident Program Application;
2) Boston Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Application.
VRP Application Requirements
- Application form
- A statement of purpose
- A recommendation letter from applicant’s current residency program director
- Applicant’s current CV
To obtain VRP application, please contact the VRP coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-432-4422.
Boston Children Hospital’s Application Requirements
- Due to licensing, credentialing and agreement processing times please begin this process at least four months prior to your desired rotation date.
- For potential visiting rotators, please contact the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office in order to be connected with the program you are interested in. You will be required to provide the program at which you will rotate with all requested credentialing materials, including CV, malpractice face sheet and ECFMG documentation (if applicable).
- As the applicant, you are responsible for obtaining a MA limited license. The fee for a limited license is $ 100.00. For further information, please visit the Board of Registration in Medicine - click here
- A training program agreement will need to be in place between your home institution program and the BCH GME program you will rotate.
To obtain BCH GME Training Program application, please contact Tery Noseworthy, Manager, GME Office, Boston Children's Hospital at: Tery.Noseworthy@childrens.harvard.edu or 617-355-3396
For questions about VRP please contact VRP coordinator at: email@example.com or 617-432-4422.