General Pediatrics Residency :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pediatric Residency

Preparing residents to become knowledgeable, caring and effective pediatricians is not just a goal. It's something we make happen each and every year at Nationwide Children's Hospital: home to the Pediatric Residency Program.

John D. Mahan, MD
Program Director
(614) 722-4414

Pediatric Residency Overview

Our pediatric residency program (NRMP #1351320C0) is committed to providing the trainee with the comprehensive knowledge base and skills required of pediatricians. This commitment has helped us become one of America's finest health care facilities for children. Our unique mix of patient care opportunities and educational activities help prepare our residents to pursue any type of pediatric career they desire.

As one of the five largest pediatric hospitals in the nation, Nationwide Children's Hospital logs more than 700,000 patient visits every year from all 50 states and 22 nations worldwide. It has one of the country's largest pediatric ambulatory networks, and operates the second busiest Emergency Department in the country. It is also one of the nation's top ten freestanding children's hospitals in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

The pediatric faculty members at Nationwide Children's Hospital are strongly committed to the education of our resident physicians. Faculty members are committed to resident education and a variety of academic pursuits. Residents also benefit from the large number of community pediatricians who are part of our faculty and play an integral role in our teaching mission.

Upon successful completion of the program, residents have met the training requirements for general pediatrics certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

View the Pediatric Residency Training Program brochure »

What you need to know


The diversity and volume of our patient population gives you hands-on experience during each rotation. Our residents provide frontline patient care under the supervision of outstanding faculty. Residents write more than 90 percent of inpatient orders at Nationwide Children’s and are relied on for their leadership, commitment and solid professional judgment. Each resident has multiple elective months to pursue clinical and/or research interests.

From inpatient teams organized by specialty and special interest groups to workshops and research opportunities, our program offers residents a wide variety of educational experiences.

Learn more about the opportunities that make our residency program unique:

Schedule Overview

Residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital is fast-paced, high-tech and challenging. And yet, we are proud that our program still stays focused on the resident as a whole person, with social and psychological needs.

Salary & Benefits

Nationwide Children's residency program values a resident's work life and personal time.

The following is a breakdown of resident salaries for 2017-2018:

  • PL-1: $54,000.83
  • PL-2: $55,667.10
  • PL-3: $57,195.59

Review benefits available to our residents, including relocation assistance, paid time off and sponsored events

Application and Interview Process

Accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school graduates can submit their applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The interview season is Oct. 12, 2017 through Jan. 19, 2018.

Review application requirements and interview details

Residents, Graduates & Faculty

Nationwide Children's Hospital takes pride in the wonderful collegial relationships among its program directors, residents and graduates.


John D. Mahan, MD
Program Director

For more information regarding the residency program, please contact:

Kathy Trace
Program Coordinator
(614) 722-4414

2017 Match

We are excited about the caliber of the young physicians who will begin training with us this year. And we expect great things from them – excellent patient and family focused care, effective communications within our health care teams, important contributions to our community and a drive toward research and education.

The three residency programs at Nationwide Children’s conduct recruitment through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Every year, our programs interview more than 450 applicants.

We look forward to training these future pediatric practitioners and leaders.

  Pediatrics    Internal Medicine/Pediatrics    Dual Pediatrics  
Number of Interns 29* (4**)   10 4
Female/Male Ratio 24/9 7/3 4/0
Total # Medical Schools    21 8 4
Total # States 11 8 4


*1 intern enrolled in Pediatrics-Child Neurology Program
**Primary Care Track


Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000