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 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 the 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. Also, because we are a larger program, our Med-Peds residents create a strong and welcome presence at both institutions. Paramount to our continued success is 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. Our residents 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 as well as our combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics clinic for the training of our residents. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are consistently nationally recognized for their patient care services and each has recently undergone significant expansion providing new, state of the art facilities in which to train and provide exceptional patient care. Also recently expanded, our combined community clinic is located in a medically underserved area, staffed with dedicated nurses, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists and preceptors certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, providing an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to education and patient care.
Our housestaff train and interact with national leaders in primary care, subspecialty care and research. With over 70 Med-Peds trained physicians as faculty, there is ample opportunity for mentorship within the Med-Peds community.
As the 15th largest city in the United States, Columbus offers both metropolitan style and small town charm. Quaint neighborhoods, festivals, collegiate and professional athletics, a nationally renowned zoo, booming fashion, art, and music scenes combined with extensive metropolitan parks and bike trails ensure activities for all ages and interests. The city’s cultural diversity contributes to its outstanding culinary experience with entrepreneurial restaurateurs and easy access to fresh, local and artisan product, making Columbus a true “foodie” destination.
We are excited about your interest in our program and 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, Allison Rossetti, MD, and Luke McKnight, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency
Nationwide Children’s Hospital & The Ohio State University