Margaret A. Chase, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency
Welcome to the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency
Dear Med-Peds Applicant –
Welcome! We are very excited to share with you all of the opportunities available during your training in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Established in 1985, our combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency has a long standing history of training excellence, preparing residents to succeed in primary and subspecialty care for patients of all ages; readying them for advancement into the next stage of their career, whether it be in primary care, fellowship, academics, international medicine, hospital medicine, public health or advocacy. As a program that has been around for nearly 35 years, we are well integrated into both Internal Medicine and Pediatric Departments and are fortunate to have two Departmental Chairs vested in the success of our residency program and its educational mission.
At 10 residents per year, our program is ranked in the top quartile of Med-Peds residencies by size. Despite being a large program, we maintain a very personal touch in the education and professional development of our residents and take great pride in our Med-Peds culture. Paramount to our continued success are the top notch candidates who matriculate into our program. From diverse backgrounds, our residents bring with them a wide array of interests and talents unified by a passion for providing first-class care to patients of all ages. They become leaders, not just within our program, but within the Internal Medicine and Pediatric fields. They support each other at work and at play, creating our Med-Peds family.
We are very fortunate to have two excellent medical centers for the training of our residents. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are both regionally and nationally recognized for their patient care services. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the top 5 largest and busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation and recognized top 10 NIH-funded Research Institute. Our new, 12-story main hospital added 750,000 square feet of clinical space and is the country’s biggest pediatric expansion ever. The OSU Wexner Medical Center is currently completing ProjectONE, a $1 billion dollar expansion project, which will serve as the new home of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and include a new Critical Care Center with integrated spaces for research, education and patient care. This expansion will allow the Medical Center to serve 310,000 patients annually and is scheduled to open in December 2014.
Our trainees train and interact with national leaders in primary care, subspecialty care and research. With over 70 Med-Peds trained physicians on faculty, there is ample opportunity for mentorship within the Med-Peds community.
With a population of 810,000 Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States, coming in just behind San Francisco! The average age in Columbus is 31 and it is a thriving community for young professionals. There is definitely more to Columbus than Buckeye football! Columbus is home to two professional sports teams, the top ranked zoo in the nation, has been voted the 3rd most fashion forward city in the country and in 2013 The Intelligent Communities Forum named Columbus in the top seven most intelligent cities in the world - the only American city to make the cut. Known as the “Test Market Capital of the World,” Columbus is the perfect place for restaurateurs to experiment and a great place for foodies to explore. Most recently, Columbus, Ohio made Forbes’ 2014 America’s Most Affordable Cities list.
We are excited about your interest in our program look forward to the opportunity to talk with you in person about Columbus, our training opportunities and joining our Med-Peds family.
Margaret Chase, MD and Allison Rossetti, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency
Nationwide Children’s Hospital & The Ohio State University