Educational Opportunities for Fellows

At Nationwide Children's Hospital, we are committed to the advancement of educational opportunities for our trainees. We offer programs that encourage fellows to expand upon their subspecialty education. Learn more below:

Fellows’ College is the fellow-specific educational series provided by Nationwide Children’s. The college consists of three pillars: core curriculum, professional development and scholarship.

  • Core curriculum focuses on health care equity and healthcare systems.
  • Professional development prepares fellows for their roles as leaders and educators and supports them in the process of transitioning to faculty.
  • Scholarship focuses on developing skills as physician scientists in the full spectrum of scholarly interests including bench, translational, clinical, medical education, and quality improvement research.

Fellows’ College builds upon the base of education each fellow receives from their division and individual mentorship. In addition to the educational aim of Fellows’ College, it also serves to build community among fellows in various disciplines with shared scholarly interests and career paths.

Fellows conducting clinical, translational or medical education research have the opportunity to apply for intramural grant funds. Applications are rigorously reviewed, providing fellows with training in the grant submission and review process based on the National Institutes of Health grant scoring system. Fellow projects are eligible for up to $10,000 of support.

Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a number of master’s degree programs through The Ohio State University, including but not limited to master of public health (MPH), master of medical science, master of clinical research and master in biomedical education. Fellows work with their research mentors and program directors to explore the role of a master’s degree in their career plans and to incorporate the courses with their clinical training. The department of pediatrics is pleased to offer competitive funding opportunities for fellows obtaining a master’s degree.