About the Surgery Residency :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

About the Surgery Residency

The residents in pediatric surgery participate in all aspects of patient care, as well as long-term follow-up. All of the surgical activities occur on the Nationwide Children's Hospital campus, including clinic visits, diagnostic assessment, and outpatient and inpatient operations.

Unique Program Features

Residency Schedule Breakdown

Year One

  • Assistant Chief
  • One month elective Neonatology
  • Two month elective Urology

Year Two

  • Chief
  • Coordination of educational programs, including bimonthly surgical morbidity and mortality conference
  • Bimonthly surgical pathology/radiology conference

Education Schedule

Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Lecture Series: Rotation includes Hematology/ Oncology, Endocrinology, Pulmonary Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Critical Care Medicine, Pathology, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesia.
  8:30 - 9:30 a.m. M and M or SPR Conference
    Trauma Grand Rounds -  4th Wednesday
  9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Pediatric Surgery Tutorial Conference
    Pediatric Surgery Basic Science Journal Club (quarterly - July, October, January and April)
    Pediatric Surgery Ethics Workshop (quarterly - August, November, February and April)
    Trauma M and M (quarterly - January, April, July and October)
Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Trauma Rounds
Friday 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Pediatric Surgery Resident Conference


  • Resident provides all aspects of perioperative care, including exposure to long-term follow-up in weekly surgical index clinics, staffed by the surgical faculty.
  • Residents have between 1100-1200 cases at conclusion of Residency
  • Key program benefits include:
    • One postgraduate course per year (free)
    • One pediatric surgical meeting each year (free)
    • Generous book stipend
    • Vacation time
    • Health insurance benefits
    • Private office with computer
    • Secretarial support
    • Palm-Pilot
    • Slide reproduction service
    • Moving Expenses
    • Computer
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