General Pediatrics Residency

Training The Next Generation of Leading Pediatricians And Pediatric Researchers

Pediatric Residency

Preparing residents to become knowledgeable, caring and effective pediatricians is not just a goal. It's something we make happen each and every year at Nationwide Children's Hospital: home to the Pediatric Residency Program.

Our pediatric residency program (NRMP #1351320C0) is committed to providing the trainee with the comprehensive knowledge base and skills required of pediatricians. This commitment has helped us become one of America's finest health care facilities for children. Our unique mix of patient care opportunities and educational activities help prepare our residents to pursue any type of pediatric career they desire.

As one of the five largest pediatric hospitals in the nation, Nationwide Children's Hospital logs more than 700,000 patient visits every year from all 50 states and 22 nations worldwide. It has one of the country's largest pediatric ambulatory networks, and operates the second busiest Emergency Department in the country. It is also one of the nation's top ten freestanding children's hospitals in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

The pediatric faculty members at Nationwide Children's Hospital are strongly committed to the education of our resident physicians. Faculty members are committed to resident education and a variety of academic pursuits. Residents also benefit from the large number of community pediatricians who are part of our faculty and play an integral role in our teaching mission.

Upon successful completion of the program, residents have met the training requirements for general pediatrics certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Download the Pediatric Residency Training Program Brochure

What You Need to Know


The diversity and volume of our patient population gives you hands-on experience during each rotation. Our residents provide frontline patient care under the supervision of outstanding faculty. Residents write more than 90 percent of inpatient orders at Nationwide Children’s and are relied on for their leadership, commitment and solid professional judgment. Each resident has multiple elective months to pursue clinical and/or research interests.

From inpatient teams organized by specialty and special interest groups to workshops and research opportunities, our program offers residents a wide variety of educational experiences.

Learn more about the opportunities that make our residency program unique:

“PECS is a great opportunity to work with pediatricians in the community. As a resident, I am able to see a population different from what is typically seen in my continuity clinic.”

Sheria Spain, MD, Former Pediatric Resident

Schedule Overview

Residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital is 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.

Your Wellness

We recognize that while rewarding, the demands of residency can be hard. The possibility of burnout is a real concern.

Taking care of the emotional and mental wellbeing of our residents is a top priority at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

From team building activities and sports teams to mentoring programs and support groups, we offer a multitude of resources to support your personal health and wellness.

Learn more about wellness initiatives for Nationwide Children’s residents.

Salary & Benefits

Nationwide Children's residency program values a resident's work life and personal time.

The following is a breakdown of resident salaries for 2018-2019:

  • PL-1: $55,826.95
  • PL-2: $57,549.56
  • PL-3: $59,129.74

Review benefits available to our residents, including relocation assistance, paid time off and sponsored events

Application & Selection

Accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school graduates can submit their applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The interview season is Oct. 15, 2018 through Jan. 18, 2019.

Review application requirements and interview details.

Residents, Graduates & Faculty

Nationwide Children's Hospital takes pride in the wonderful collegial relationships among its program directors, residents and graduates.


John D. Mahan, MD
Program Director

For more information regarding the residency program, please contact:

Kathy Trace
Program Coordinator
(614) 722-4414