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Residency Life at Nationwide Children's

Residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital can be 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. Below gives a small taste of "a day in the life at Nationwide Children's".

A Day in the Life of a Nationwide Children's Intern

7:02am    Get hand-offs about your patients from the night team in your conference room.

7:37am    Reviewing patient vitals and labs – Talking with and checking on the patients prior to rounds.

8:30am    On Family-Centered Rounds with the attending, resident, nurses, case managers and medical students on the Pulmonary Service.

11:32am   Finishing morning work – Calling consultants, ordering lab/x-rays, discharging patients, answering questions, etc.

12:07pm  At the Acute Care Series lecture – today’s topic is DKA.

1:39pm    Doing a patient admission for status asthmaticus

2:37pm    Coffee Break!

3:14pm    Discuss patients’ physical findings/daily notes with the medical students

4:11pm    Update the service attending on patients and admissions

5:30pm    Hand-off to the night team with the entire team

Resident's Center

The Resident’s Center is the heart of activities, offering a modern, well-equipped place to socialize and build relationships with fellow residents. The center features dedicated classroom space alongside areas for rest and relaxation. The conference room is used for noon conferences and weekly didactic lectures. Two floors of private sleeping rooms, with private or shared bathrooms, are available to residents.

The resident center has a kitchen, a large-screen television, computers with internet access and eleven pediatric sleep rooms.

Social life at Nationwide Children's

Joining the Nationwide Children's/Ohio State University residency program gives you entry into a ready built social network in Columbus, Ohio. The residency is large enough that you will easily find folks with common interests and abundant energy, but small enough that you will know everyone in your class.

Our residents take part in a wide variety of activities together including local and intramural softball, basketball, sand volleyball teams, a book club, happy hour get togethers, groups that run/train together, and a wide variety of gatherings and parties from large to small (Dog-park get-togethers, RockBand nights, holiday gatherings, cook-outs, OSU football parties and many others). 

There is a lot to do in Columbus. There are plenty of concerts/national touring shows, a variety of out door activities, theater, good shopping, great restaurants, sporting events, local festivals, great metro-parks and zoo, dance/night clubs and wine bars. There also are many interesting areas to hang out and visit in Columbus such as The Arena District, The Short North, Polaris and Easton. No matter what your interests are, there are activities and places for you to experience and a ready built social network to expand your possibilities!

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