Doctors Hospital is an osteopathic community hospital located on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. Interns in the dual pediatric program spend one block on rotation in OB/GYN through Doctors Hospital. This rotation includes obstetric and gynecologic surgery experience, labor and delivery experience, and outpatient clinical experience in obstetrics and gynecology. When you are participating in your resident clinic month at the Hilltop Close To HomeSM Physician Care Center, you are also responsible for seeing newborns in the nursery at Doctors Hospital under the supervision of an attending. This includes, but is not limited to, newborn examinations and circumcisions. As a resident, you are responsible for calls from parents through the nurse triage line and calls from nursing staff in the newborn nursery.
Interns also spend one block on rotation in the Emergency Department at Doctors. This gives the interns the opportunity to practice osteopathic medicine on a wide variety of patients and to work alongside osteopathic family practice residents at Doctors. This experience also helps prepare them for the AOBP board exam after residency.
"Rotating at Doctors' ED was a very fruitful experience. As pediatricians-in-training, we do not often manage the 'adult problems' that we learn about in medical school. At Doctors we have hands-on opportunity to manage adult patients and use our critical thinking skills. There is a wide variety of patients to learn from and plenty of opportunities for procedures."
-Melissa Pe, DO
Resident, Dual Training Program
Education Day and Journal Club
An osteopathic Education Day is held at Doctors Hospital each block with training in osteopathic manipulation, board review and system based lectures. Journal Club also is held each block focusing on three articles from current pediatric literature.
The Dual program is dedicated to research in the osteopathic field. During your three years of pediatric residency you will be involved in osteopathic clinical research aimed at answering a specific question with osteopathic manipulation and principles. We encourage the interest and pursuit of research in any realm of pediatrics, but especially foster the interest in osteopathic medicine for the betterment of our profession and validity of our beliefs. You will be required to complete a scholarly research project by the end of your residency for eligibility to graduate.