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Dual Pediatrics Residency

Rajesh Donthi, MD
Carl Backes, DO

Program Directors
(614) 722-4410

The Nationwide Children's Hospital/Doctors Hospital Pediatric Residency

The Nationwide Children's Hospital/Doctors Hospital Pediatric Residency Training Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Doctors Hospital was established in 2005. It is a three-year program that is dual accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The dual program gives residents the opportunity to train in an osteopathic pediatric training program that is based at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and affiliated with Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The first year of the dual program qualifies as an AOA-approved internship and graduates ofthe program are eligible to take both osteopathic and allopathic pediatric specialty board exams. Graduates will also be eligible for American Board of Pediatrics pediatric fellowships.

This comprehensive dual program allows residents to receive outstanding pediatric experiences and training in all of the areas of pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital, while continuing to build upon their osteopathic foundation at Doctors Hospital.

Particular strengths ofthe dual program include:

  • Pediatric Resident Clinic staffed by osteopathic pediatric faculty, including the opportunit to work in a dedicated Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) clinic
  • Focused OMM curriculum developed in conjunction with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 100% passage rate for American Board of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics exams
  • Meets the requirements for the AOA internship, while keeping the length of training to only 3 years
  • Opportunity to rotate at Doctors Hospital in emergency medicine, obstetrics, gynecology and newborn nursery
  • Lecture sessions dedicated to osteopathic principles, topics and skills and OMM conference featuring world-class speakers and giving residents structured "table time" to proactice new skills
  • Innovative rural osteopathic pediatric rotation in Athens, Ohio attending high-risk deliveries, caring for newborns, educating interns and students, admitting night patients, and taking at-home and parent calls
  • Opportunity to work in osteopathic pediatric offices to see patients and learn the business of apractic (OPECS program)
  • Opportunity to do outreach childhood and education on multiple important topics (RISI program)
  • Opportunity to work with osteopathic faculty in our sports medicine rotation; our Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center is the first in Ohio and the fourth in the nation dedicated to providing targeted care for young athletes
  • Wealth of learning experiences and subspecialty training at Nationwide Children's Hospital

For more information on the Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Doctors Hospital Pediatric Residency Training Program, contact:

Amy Raubenolt
Program Coordinator
Phone: (614) 722-4410
E-Mail: Amy.Raubenolt@nationwidechildrens.org.

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