Nationwide Children’s Hospital supports fellows with the resources they need to succeed in training and maintain a balanced lifestyle. Fellows currently employed by Nationwide Children's receive the following benefits:
Competitive salary – Nationwide Children's offers salaries competitive with other hospitals in the region, including The Ohio State University Medical Center. Residents and fellows receive compensation based upon post-graduate year (see Housestaff Salary Scale). Fellows with international residency experience or additional research training years should consult with the Program Director regarding their post graduate year equivalent.
Academic Year 2012-2013
PL-4: $ 54,151.72
PL-5: $ 56,856.76
PL-6: $ 59,701.82
Funding for relocation – Incoming fellows who are relocating from outside Columbus, may receive some funding for moving expenses. Some relocation expenses may be taxed (dependant upon state and federal law).
Professional Conference funding – Fellows are encouraged to attend a professional conference each year. Programs receive some funding each calendar year for fellows to attend and present at conferences. Funds may be used toward conference fees, hotel, travel and meals.
Reimbursement for Boards – Fellows sitting for specialty Boards during their fellowship are eligible for reimbursement of certification fee if the specialty Board is required for subspecialty certification (e.g. fellows sitting for Pediatrics Boards in Fall of their first year of Neonatology fellowship are eligible for reimbursement of certification fee because Peds Boards are a requirement for Neonatology subspecialty certification)
Statistician support – The Nationwide Children's Research Institute Biostats Core has contracted with the OSU Center for Biostatistics for statistical services. Statisticians are available to Nationwide Children's fellows requiring assistance with preliminary research design/grant preparation, preliminary research analysis, and statistical support of a research protocol
Lab coats, lab coat cleaning – Fellows receive 3 lab coats during fellowship training. Dry cleaning for lab coats is provided at no charge.
Paid fees – Fees related to Ohio Medical Licensure (FCVS, BCII check, Ohio Training Certificate and renewal or Ohio Medical License and renewal) are covered by the program.
NRP/ PALS certification – NRP and PALS certification and/or recertification paid by program.
Employee Tuition Reimbursement program – Fellows employed full time for 6 months or more are eligible to participate in the hospital’s Employee Tuition Reimbursement program – see our Employee Education Benefits page or contact HR for details. Fellows in 3 year programs may qualify for up to $7,000 in graduate tuition over 2 year period.
Paid memberships – Memberships for certain professional organizations (e.g. American Academy of Pediatrics) may be covered by the program. Check with the Program Director to receive a listing of memberships covered.
Food on call – Fellows taking 5 or more in house call assignments during the month receive the equivalent of $60 of “food on call money”. Meals and snacks at the Nationwide Children's cafeteria, food court, Subway and coffee shop can be charged to the fellow’s food on call account using hospital ID.
Resident Center pizza – In addition to individual food on call money for fellows taking 5 or more in house call assignments during the month, the Resident Center caters in Papa John’s Pizza 3 nights a week at no charge to residents and fellows taking call.
Food provided at conferences – Some conferences may have food provided. Consult with the Program Director to determine if food is provided for any conferences on a regular basis.
Faculty appointment at Ohio State University – All fellows in the Department of Pediatrics are eligible for Clinical Instructor – Housestaff faculty appointments at Ohio State University.
Moonlighting opportunities – NICU moonlighting is available.
Paid time off – Fellows receive 15 days of paid vacation per academic year, 5 days of paid professional leave per academic year to attend a conference(s), 5 days of paid sick leave for each year of training program.