Internal Medicine- Pediatric Residency Program
Preparing Residents to Succeed in Care for Patients of All Ages
The Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital has a long-standing history of training excellence. The combined program prepares residents to succeed in care for patients of all ages, readying them for advancement into the next stage of their career: whether it be in primary care, fellowship, academics, international medicine, hospital medicine, public health or advocacy.
The Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine established a combined IM/Peds residency training program in 1985. This four-year program trains residents in primary and specialty care medicine for patients of all ages.
At 10 residents per year, our program is ranked in the top quartile of Med-Peds residencies by size. Our residents come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them a wide array of interests and talents unified by a passion for providing first-class care to patients of all ages.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are consistently nationally recognized for their patient care services, and each provides new, state-of-the-art facilities in which to train and provide exceptional patient care. Our residents are responsible for the care of patients with a wide variety of medical illnesses, ranging from those routinely encountered in primary care practice to those seen only in the tertiary care setting. Residents have carefully supervised and graduated patient care responsibilities in a variety of educational settings at these hospitals and in faculty-staffed ambulatory care offices.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine.View Our Training Program Brochure
What You Need To Know
Program Directorate Message
Dear Med-Peds Applicant –
Welcome! We are very excited to share with you all of the opportunities available during your training in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Established in 1985, our combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency has a long-standing history of training excellence, preparing residents to succeed in care for patients of all ages; readying them for advancement into the next stage of their career, whether it be in primary care, fellowship, academics, international medicine, hospital medicine, public health or advocacy. As a program that has been around for nearly 35 years, we are well integrated into both the Internal Medicine and Pediatric Departments and are fortunate to have two Departmental Chairs vested in the success of our residency program and its educational mission.
At 10 residents per year, our program is ranked in the top quartile of Med-Peds residencies by size. Despite being a large program, we maintain a very personal touch in the education and professional development of our residents and take great pride in our Med-Peds culture. Also, because we are a larger program, our Med-Peds residents create a strong and welcome presence at both institutions. Paramount to our continued success is the top notch candidates who matriculate into our program. From diverse backgrounds, our residents bring with them a wide array of interests and talents unified by a passion for providing first-class care to patients of all ages. Our residents become leaders, not just within our program, but within the Internal Medicine and Pediatric fields. They support each other at work and at play, creating our Med-Peds family.
We are very fortunate to have two excellent medical centers as well as our combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics clinic for the training of our residents. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are consistently nationally recognized for their patient care services and each has recently undergone significant expansion providing new, state of the art facilities in which to train and provide exceptional patient care. Also recently expanded, our combined community clinic is located in a medically underserved area, staffed with dedicated nurses, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists and preceptors certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, providing an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to education and patient care.
Our housestaff train and interact with national leaders in primary care, subspecialty care and research. With over 70 Med-Peds trained physicians as faculty, there is ample opportunity for mentorship within the Med-Peds community.
As the 15th largest city in the United States, Columbus offers both metropolitan style and small town charm. Quaint neighborhoods, festivals, collegiate and professional athletics, a nationally renowned zoo, booming fashion, art, and music scenes combined with extensive metropolitan parks and bike trails ensure activities for all ages and interests. The city’s cultural diversity contributes to its outstanding culinary experience with entrepreneurial restaurateurs and easy access to fresh, local and artisan product, making Columbus a true “foodie” destination.
We are excited about your interest in our program and look forward to the opportunity to talk with you in person about Columbus, our training opportunities and joining our Med-Peds family.
Margaret Chase, MD, Allison Rossetti, MD, and Luke McKnight, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency
Nationwide Children’s Hospital & The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University College of Medicine motto, “Creating the future of medicine through innovation in education, research and collaborative care”, expresses the character and purpose of our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) residency program. Our program is founded upon a tradition of excellence in clinical medicine fostered by both the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Our training program combines direct patient care with both formal and informal educational experiences. Our principal aim is to provide an education to residents which enables them to render superlative medical care to patients of all ages. At the completion of their training, our residents are able to provide excellent primary care and, if so desired, are outstanding candidates for fellowship training.
- Read the program overview
- Learn more about the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency educational experience
Learn more about the opportunities that make our residency program unique:
Residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital is fast-paced, high-tech and challenging. The Med-Peds program is geared toward giving residents a broad experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
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.
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:
- PGY-1 $52,025.00
- PGY-2 $53,592.00
- PGY-3 $55,306.00
- PGY-4 $57,202.00
Application and Selection
Applications to our residency program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) using the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) match rules.
Interviews are conducted October through early January.
Faculty, Residents & Graduates
Nationwide Children's Hospital takes pride in the wonderful collegial relationships among its program directors, residents and graduates.
Our residency program has 81 faculty members from Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, as well as community physicians.
Match Day 2018
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.
Number of Interns
47 (25 Categorical Peds – 4 PCT – 4 ORT – 3 Child Neuro – 1 Peds/Genetics – 10 Med/Peds)
Total # of Medical Schools
27 (25 US + 2 international schools)
Total # of States
16 states and 2 international locations
PCT = Primary Care Track
ORT = Osteopathic Recognition Track
We are creating the future of pediatric health care. We are more than a hospital. We are one of America’s largest pediatric health care and research centers delivering care for more than one million patient visits each year.Learn More