Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

The mission of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Academic General Pediatrics (AGP) fellowship program is to train general pediatricians to be academic leaders in the transformation of health care delivery to improve individual and population health.

Domains of focus include health services and health policy research, evaluation of health disparities and quality improvement research.

What You Need To Know

Educational Opportunities

  • Advanced training: Funding for master’s degree training is available for qualified fellows. Master’s level training is available in Clinical and Translational Research, Public Health, Informatics, and other health-related fields at the Ohio State University.
  • Skill development: Lectures, seminars, and workshops related to research and other academic skills and leadership development are required for fellows. Some are specific to the Division of Primary Care and some to all NCH fellows.
  • Workshops: Manuscript and grant writing workshops are available.
  • Quality Improvement Essentials: Training in advanced quality improvement methods is available and required for all NCH fellows.
  • Career development: Attendance at national conferences focusing on skills and professionalism development for a career in academic general pediatrics.


  • Clinical research: Fellows will complete at least one major hypothesis-driven scholarly project.
  • Quality-Improvement Project:Fellows will participate in the implementation and evaluation of at least one quality-improvement project.
  • Educational excellence:Fellows may elect to teach medical students or residents and participate in curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Clinical care: Fellows provide care in a community-based primary care practice serving underserved communities for, on average, three sessions per week.

Clinical Setting

The fellowship program is within the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics, which is the administrative home of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Primary Care Network (PCN). The PCN is comprised of pediatric primary care centers across Columbus Ohio and two mobile units that deliver outreach care in Columbus and across rural Appalachian Ohio. The Division includes more than 75 faculty members committed to providing care for underserved populations, educating medical students and pediatric residents, and advocating for families and children. There are over 65,000 patients in the network, with more than 200,000 visits per year. Patients come from both rural and urban communities and a wide range of racial and ethnic groups.

Health Neighborhoods Health Families (HNHF)

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital recognizes that neighborhood, safety, educational opportunities and health care accessibility all affect health and well-being.
  • HNHF was initiated over ten years ago through recognition that all these factors affect communities' overall health.
  • This initiative is composed of faith-based organizations, community development organizations, youth-serving non-profits and local public schools.
  • It seeks to create positive health outcomes in the community.
  • HNHF targets five impact areas: Education, Workforce Development, Safe and Accessible Neighborhoods, Affordable Housing, and Health and Wellness.
  • HNHF provides opportunities for Academic General Pediatric fellows to explore the impact of this innovative community programming on child health.

Partners for Kids: (PFK)

  • Nationwide Children’s is a major thought leader regarding pediatric accountable care organizations.
  • Partners For Kids (PFK) is one of the largest pediatric accountable care organizations in the country (333,000 children, 34 counties in Ohio)
  • PFK allows Nationwide Children’s Hospital and more than 1,000 health care providers to provide high quality care to patients covered by Medicaid at a lower cost for the hospital.
  • PFK provides high value, high quality care through physician incentives, care coordination, and illness prevention.
  • PFK provides opportunities for Academic General Pediatric fellows to learn about accountable care organizations and to study the impact of population management on child health outcomes.

Application & Selection

Fellowship candidates will be expected to graduate or have graduated from an ACGME accredited Pediatrics or Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program and to be pediatric board eligible or certified.

The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Fall match.

Download the Common Application Here

For instructions on how to apply, please review this link on the Academic Pediatric Association’s website.

  • Register with the Pediatric Fall Specialties NRMP Match
  • Complete the APA Common Fellowship Application form
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    • You will need 3 letters of recommendation
    • If you are a current resident, 1 letter must be from your current Program Director
    • Make sure each individual receives a confidential reference report. A report must be submitted alongside each letter of recommendation.
    • Letter writers should submit their letters of recommendation along with a confidential reference report via email directly to the Fellowship Program Director

Applicants must email the below application materials directly to each fellowship program:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement

Salary & Benefits

Fellows training in graduate medical education and dental education programs sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital are employees of the hospital and as such are eligible the same benefits that other full time staff receive – with the exception of paid time off.

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For more information, please contact:

Judith Groner, MD
Program Director

Trisha Strader
Program Coordinator
(614) 722-4957