Our General Pediatric Residency Brochure provides detailed information on our Pediatric Residency Training Program with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Department of Pediatrics. View our online General Pediatric Residency Brochure.
General Pediatrics Residency Program – Learn more about the Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Pediatric Residency Program.
Day in the Life of a General Pediatrics Resident – See a video capturing a typical day for a pediatric resident.
General Pediatrics Resident Education – Read more about the advantages of having a month-long rotation focused on a specific pediatric specialty. To download a full description of the didactic sessions, select lecture series listings.
General Pediatrics Faculty and Staff – View our current residents and where our alumni have gone on to fellowships and private practice.
World Class Faculty – View a detailed list of our nationally and internationally recognized faculty that are passionate about teaching and committed to each resident’s education.
Pediatric Education in Community Sites (PECS) – Watch this video to see how our PECS program makes our residency training unique.
Medical Leadership Discussion – Watch this video to see Nationwide Children’s leadership discuss how far we’ve come, where we’re heading and how we’ll get there.
Campus Expansion – Learn more about our 2012 expansion, including a new, 750,000 square-foot, 12-story main hospital, attached to the existing facility.
Interactive Map – See a birds’ eye view of our campus and click to learn more about major areas of our expansion.
Global Health Opportunities – Watch this video to see residents talk about their personal experiences with global health during their training.
International Health Residency – Find out more about our global health offerings and read some of our residents’ recent international travel experiences.
Research Opportunities – Learn more about the research opportunities available to you during your residency training.
Pediatric Residency Facebook Page – Connect with current residents on our residency Facebook page.
Experience Columbus – View this video to see why Columbus is the second fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest. For more information, visit ExperienceColumbus.com and their social media sites: Twitter.com/ExpCols and Facebook.com/ExperienceColumbus.
The diversity and volume of our patient population gives you hands-on experience at every level and each rotation. Residents provide the front line of patient care under the watchful and respectful supervision of the faculty. Residents write greater than 90 percent of inpatient orders at Nationwide Children's, and are relied on for their leadership, commitment and solid professional judgment. Children’s administration and Board of Trustees recognize that residents are integral to all aspects of patient care. You are involved in decision making at all levels and have ongoing, direct access to medical staff leadership, including the Chief Executive Officer.
Inpatient Teams Organized by Specialty
For decades, the Nationwide Children's Hospital pediatric residency program has organzied the inpatient teams, floors and rotations based on the specialty of the patients' illnesses. Our inpatient ward teams are divided into Hospital Pediatrics (General Peds), Infectious Disease, Pulmonary, Renal/Rheumatology/Endocrinology/Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, and Cardiology/Neurology. The advantages of having rotations focused on a specific specialty are many and include:
Workshops and retreats are held for resident classes during specific times of residency training to focus that group of residents on topics that are pertinent to their education at that time, and to allow the residents to connect as a class. Current retreats/workshops include:
Special Interest Groups
Groups interested in Academic Medicine, Community Pediatrics, Public Health and International Medicine meet quarterly. These informational sessions are open to all interested residents. Many people choose to attend two or more groups to aid in their education and future career decisions.
Two-Way Resident Communications
How does the residency program learn about resident interests, needs and concerns?
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus is home to one of the nation’s ten largest free-standing pediatric research facilities, making optional research opportunities for residents abundant. Nearly a third of our residents participate in bench and/or clinical research projects under the direction of faculty members eager to have resident involvement. Each June, The Research Institute highlights resident, fellow and student research during a two-day Research Forum.
Nationwide Children's Hospital has a wide variety of lectures and training opportunities for our residents. View the Lecture Series Listings.
Evaluating Your Progress
Evaluations are essential feedback during your residency. Your performance is evaluated monthly by attending physicians, primary care and emergency department faculty, elective preceptors, medical students and peers. Twice a year, you will meet one-on-one with a program director to review your progress. During this time, your program director will assist you with your decision regarding your rotation selection for the upcoming academic year, as well as discuss and support your future career plans.