Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine offers an ACGME accredited two-year Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship, which was started in 2018.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program develops academic pediatric hospitalists who are experts in the care of acutely and chronically ill hospitalized newborns, children and adolescents.

Graduates of this program will be leaders in the following areas:

  • Innovation, collaboration and provision of high quality and efficient care to hospitalized pediatric patients
  • Research and quality improvement
  • Education of patients, families, trainees and colleagues
  • Advocacy and the promotion of wellness for hospitalized pediatric patients

Recruitment starts during the fall annually with the fellowship beginning July each year. The program will consist of one fellow per year for the two-year program.

What You Need to Know


Year One

  • Hospital Pediatrics Inpatient Service – 6 weeks
    • Includes Hospital Pediatric Consultative Service
  • Complex Care Service – 2 weeks with option to extend to 4 weeks
  • Nursery Service – 2 weeks
  • Sedation Rotation – 2 weeks with option to extend to 4 weeks
  • Community site rotation – 4 weeks
  • Research, Quality Improvement – 16 weeks
  • Individualized Educational Units – 16 weeks

Year Two

  • Hospital Pediatrics Inpatient Service – 10 weeks
    • Includes Hospital Pediatric Consultative Service
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – 2 weeks with option to extend to 4 weeks
    • Includes Surgical Co-management
  • Palliative Care – 2 weeks
  • Infectious Disease Service – 2 weeks with option to extend to 4 weeks
  • Research, Quality Improvement – 16 weeks
  • Individualized Educational Unit – 17 weeks 

Individualized Educational Units

Hospitalist fellowship graduates have the potential to practice in a variety of clinical settings, and they possess a variety of clinical interests. The fellowship program is set up to maximize customization with 32 weeks of individualized educational units – each of which is 2 weeks in length. Selection of specific units will be done in conjunction with the fellow’s mentor and/or program director. 

Didactic Curriculum



Clinical & Translational Fellows Research Series


Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality

Twice per Month

Pediatric Grand Rounds Weekly
Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds
Section of Hospital Medicine Case Conference
Every other month
Section of Hospital Medicine Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement Conference
Section of Hospital Medicine Journal Club
Every other month
Hospital Medicine Core Curriculum
PHM Board Review
Quality Improvement Series (3-part lecture series in Fall of first year)
Fellows’ Core Curriculum
Pediatric Infectious Disease Board Review
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Lectures 
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Lectures
Pediatric Residency Case Conference
Twice per Month

Fellows will also attend both the annual fall Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellows Conference and the summer Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference.

Individualized Education Units Offerings (2 week units)

Clinical Offerings

  • HP specific (Additional clinical time)
    • Teaching Service
    • Neuro Co Management Service
    • Rheumatology Co Management Service
    • Behavioral Health Service
    • Safety Officer/Consult Service
    • General Medicine Attending Only Service
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Low Acuity NICU
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Infectious Disease Inpatient (Additional clinical time) or Consultative Service
  • PICU (Additional clinical time)
  • Complex Care Inpatient Service (Additional clinical time)
  • Palliative Care and Hospice (Additional clinical time)
  • Nursery Service (Additional clinical time)
  • Radiology/Interventional Radiology
  • Physical Medical and Rehabilitation Inpatient Service
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Child Abuse
  • Renal/Rheumatology/Endocrine Inpatient Service
  • Gastroenterology Inpatient Service
  • Cardiology Inpatient Service
  • Pulmonary Inpatient Service
  • Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Service
  • Psychiatry Inpatient Service
  • Delivery Room
  • Global Health Medicine
Nonclinical Offerings

  • Longitudinal Leadership Experience
  • Medical Education Innovation
  • Clinical Informatics 
  • Clinical Guideline Development Rotation
  • Research, Quality Improvement – (Additional research/QI dedicated time for robust ongoing project work. Requires program director and research mentor approval)

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Track – 8-10 total weeks during PHM Fellowship

Required Clinical Experiences

  • Service at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    • 2-3 weeks General Medicine
    • 1 weeks Consult Service
    • 1 weeks Medication Assisted Therapies (MAT consults)-opioid abuse disorders
  • Shifts (7 shifts spread out through the year during research blocks) or as consecutive weeks in place of elective
    • Admitting shifts (7am-3pm, first call until 7pm)
    • Swing shifts (1pm-7pm, admitting, 7-9pm cross coverage)
    • Nights (7pm-7am, heavy cross coverage, responding to urgent/emergent situations)
  • Adult consults at NCH
Selective-up to 4 additional weeks per year: 

  • Clinical:
    • Additional time on core rotations
    • Medical oncology 
    • Cardiology service 
  • Nonclinical: 
    • POCUS
    • IR Procedure Service

Eligible during PHM F2 year (Exception OSU Residency Grads who may begin moonlighting during FI year)


Additional Educational Opportunities

Educator’s Essentials

This 6-month program focuses on fundamental knowledge of clinical teaching and curriculum design, cultivating educational leadership and career development. Participants are required to complete an experiential project – course evaluation, assessment tool development/validation, etc.

Quality Improvement Essentials

QIE prepares participants to lead quality improvement projects. During this 6-month course, participants learn how to identify areas for improvement, design interventions to address gaps between current and desired outcomes, collect and analyze performance data, report outcomes, and sustain results.  Participants are expected to lead a quality improvement project during this course.  

Advanced Degree

Fellows may pursue an advanced degree with approval. Ideally, interest should be identified at the onset of the fellowship.  Competitive funding is available through Graduate Medical Education.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship is committed to develop sustainable, intentional strategies for the recruitment and retention of diverse residents into our program, with a focus on candidates who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM).  A physician workforce that reflects the served patient population is associated with improved health care outcomes and promotes health equity. Nationwide Children’s strengthens our strategic plan with the best people and best programs to achieve the best outcomes.

Scholarly Projects

Each fellow must complete a scholarly project as outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty program requirements. Scholarly activities are those in which the fellow develops and tests a hypothesis or participates in a project of substantive scholarly exploration and analysis that requires critical thinking. Fellows must gather and analyze data, derive and defend conclusions, and present their work in oral and written form. Each scholarly project must result in a specific written work product. Fellows have a specific research curriculum, mentorship, scholarly oversight committee and dedicated research months as outlined in the curriculum.

Areas in which scholarly activity may be pursued include:

  • Basic, clinical or translational biomedicine
  • Health services
  • Quality improvement
  • Education
  • Advocacy and public policy

Examples of acceptable activities:

  • Biomedical research
  • Critical meta-analysis of the literature
  • Systematic review of clinical practice
  • Critical analysis of public policy
  • Curriculum development with an assessment component

Examples of written work products:

  • Peer-reviewed publication
  • In-depth manuscript describing the completed project
  • Thesis or dissertation written in connection with an advanced degree

The scholarly activity must be at or near completion during the fellow’s final year of training. The fellow may also choose to participate in more than one project that meets the guidelines for the scholarly activity. 

Year One

  • Select research area of interest and identify mentor
  • Develop research question or topic
  • Develop study or project design
  • Conduct relevant literature review
  • Obtain IRB credentials
  • Obtain IRB approval for project, if applicable
  • Project initiation

Year Two

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Abstract preparation and submission
  • Manuscript preparation and submission
  • Preparation of written work product
  • Presentation of project

Published Fellow Projects


Salary & Benefits

Our Fellows are hospital employees, and as such, they are eligible for the same benefits other full-time staff receive (with the exception of paid time off, which is outlined.)

Click here to learn more about Fellowship benefits.

Application & Selection

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) within the Medicine and Pediatric Subspecialities Match. Starting in July, applications can be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

After applications are received, our fellowship recruitment committee will complete a holistic review of applications and then invite candidates to interview, with interviews taking place from September to early November. Important NRMP dates, including the Rank Order List Certification deadline and Match Day can be found at the NRMP website.


For more information, please contact:

Monica Many
Program Coordinator
(614) 722-3019

Nancy N. Liao, MD
Program Director

Megan Coe, MD
Assistant Program Director

Ryan S. Bode, MD, FAAP
Division Chief