Choosing a residency at Boston Medical Center is more than just the next step in your medical career: It's an opportunity to bring your full self to a vibrant community of innovative, passionate, and compassionate professionals who are committed to providing exceptional care that extends beyond the bedside. We are social justice advocates, academics, community organizers, sustainability champions, and more. Our residents are pivotal to the amazing work we do every day in one of the nation's most respected regions for medical excellence.

Thea James, MD“We are a 'safety net' hospital, but a very unique one; one with resources and always leading with nuanced ideas — never afraid to do what is unusual and never afraid to do what has not been done before." — Dr. Thea James, Associate Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of Mission


We believe a successful professional career is strengthened by meaningful interactions with the community and each other. We have several well-established affinity groups and host networking & social events to build connections between residents, medical students, and faculty within BMC, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, as well as with neighboring academic medical institutions. The events create opportunities for mentorship, research, and career development.


At Boston Medical Center, research efforts are imperative in helping us give patients quality care. Our 35 research centers and programs, in conjunction with our affiliation with Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and participation in the national All Of Us Research Program, provide our residents with opportunities and resources to engage in critical research that changes lives.


Approximately 57 percent of Boston Medical Center‘s patients come from underserved populations, including low-income families, elders, people with disabilities and, immigrants. Through partnerships with our residency and fellowship programs, clinical departments, and administrative offices, we aim to provide a diverse physician staff to enhance the quality of care for the patients we serve.

From award-winning work in addiction treatment to a rooftop garden with its own honey bee colony, BMC is a recognized leader in interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to patient care. In both our programmatic offerings and clinical work, our residents are a valuable part of the thought-leadership that brings groundbreaking solutions to the complex needs of our patients.