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.

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Mary Ann Abrams, MD, MPH
Vice Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee

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Elizabeth M. Bonachea, MD
Director of Fellowship Education
Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

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Jennifer Muszynski, MD
Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship 

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.

Hear From Our Current Fellows

Michelle Greene

"The funding allowed me to buy an iPad for our participants to use, and paid for extra research coordinator staff to help enroll participants from the Emergency Department. Those additions made the project so much more streamlined and manageable, and I got wonderful experience writing a grant proposal in the process!"

Michelle Greene, DO
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

"I received funding for my fellow project, 'Teratogenic Medication Exposure, Contraception Use, and Pregnancies in Childhood Onset Rheumatic Disease in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Registry.' This project helped me gain valuable research skills such as accessing data from a large database, data analysis, grantsmanship and manuscript writing."

Veronica Mruk, MD
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow 
Clinical Fellow in Quality and Safety Leadership

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.

Download the Master’s Funding Program Brochure

Hear From Our Current Fellows

Ashish George 2

"The Master's in Medical Sciences...has provided me with additional education in research design and methodology, statistics and research ethics to compliment my research project. In addition, the mentorship that I have received through the Master's Program has provided me with the tools to not only conduct effective and efficient research, but also has shown me how to be an effective mentor for others in the future. The Master's Program is designed in such a way to easily balance program requirements with clinical responsibilities during training."

Ashish George, DO
Pediatric Pulmonology Fellow

Critical Care Fellow

"I am thankful for the opportunity to complete the Master's of Arts in Biomedical Education Program at OSU during fellowship. The program pushed me to become a better educator and enhanced my understanding of the needs of adult learners. As physicians, we are all educators…so why not learn how to be the best.”

Kelley Groves, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow

Michelle Greene

"Working toward my Master's of Biomedical Education has given me a solid foundation in medical education research that I was able to use in both my research on medical training of fellows in ECMO and in the design of a multidimensional ECMO curriculum. I plan to incorporate medical education research heavily in my career and feel extremely grateful for the opportunity and support in pursuing this degree at such an influential institution in the education world."

Loren Farley, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow