General Pediatrics Residency

Training The Next Generation of Leading Pediatricians And Pediatric Researchers

The Future of Pediatrics

Learn more about residency programs at Nationwide Children's

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: $56,943
  • PL-2: $58,700
  • PL-3: $60,312

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

Application & Interview

Accredited U.S. or Canadian medical school graduates can submit their applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The interview season is October 16, 2019 through January 16, 2020.

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.

Match Day 2019

We are excited about the caliber of the young physicians who will begin training with us this year. And we expect great things from them – excellent patient and family focused care, effective communications within our health care teams, important contributions to our community and a drive toward research and education. 

The residency programs at Nationwide Children’s conduct recruitment through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Every year, our programs interview more than 400 applicants.

We look forward to training these future pediatric practitioners and leaders.

View Match Day Results


Rebecca G. Wallihan, MD
Program Director

For more information regarding the residency program, please contact:

Kathy Trace
Program Coordinator
(614) 722-4414