Residency Honors Program in Pediatric Research :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Honors Program in Pediatric Research

The Honors Program in Pediatric Research for pediatric residents fosters and encourages interest in academics and research by early involvement in research and exposure to the academic lifestyle by mentoring, seminars, and camaraderie.

Email Becky Wallihan for more information. 

Specific Goals/Aims:

  • Increase resident awareness of and encourage participation in research at Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Equip residents with fundamental knowledge of research design, biostatistics, and epidemiology

  • Prepare residents for successful careers in academic pediatrics

Program Requirements:


  • Must commit to the program in writing

  • Begin with at least 18 months remaining in training program


  • Identify a research mentor within 3 months of commitment to the program

  • Mentors should have record of scholarly accomplishment

  • Semi-annual review with mentor

Resident Research Seminar Series & Additional Training:

  • Must attend required lectures in person or view via video-on-demand

  • Complete self-assessment and brief quiz shortly after entry into and again upon completion of the program

  • Complete online research modules (coming soon)

  • Attend half-day semi-annual Resident Research Retreat

  • Attend quarterly meetings or dinners (when feasible from scheduling standpoint)

Research and Scholarly Work Product:

  • Must be approved by mentor

  • Options include:

    • Chart review

    • Original clinical or basic research

    • Qualitative research

  • Submission to a regional or national conference is mandatory

  • Presentation

    • Regional/National Conference (if accepted and feasible from time perspective)

    • OSU Trainee Research Day or Nationwide Children's Research Retreat 

  • Must have manuscript draft prior to completion of residency (does not have to be submitted, but your research mentor must sign off)

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