Visiting Student Elective in Pediatrics for Medical Students

We value diversity in our Pediatric Residency Training Program because we know it improves patient care and enhances our educational mission. We welcome students whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field to apply for our visiting student rotation.

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Program Benefits

The goal of our program is to expose senior medical students from outside institutions to clinical training in our academic pediatrics program.

Benefits of the program:

  • $1,000 stipend for travel and living expenses
  • Residency interview with Nationwide Children’s pediatric residency program during the experience
  • Housing provided by Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    • You have a home, become part of the family and really get to know the team
  • Four-week inpatient subinternship experience at a free-standing quaternary-care, nationally recognized pediatric institution
    • Rotations are offered September through December
    • Multiple subspecialties from which to choose
  • Course credit from home institution via application through the AAMC supported VSAS/VSLO
  • Inclusion in resident conferences and activities
  • Mentorship by residents, faculty and medical students as well as residency program leadership
  • Dedicated faculty serving as mentors
  • Additional meetings with Nationwide Children’s faculty can be arranged at the request of the student based on areas of interest
  • Opportunities for social networking and building relationships with a diverse group of residents and faculty while exploring Columbus, OH

Program Eligibility

  • Applicants must be in good standing at a U.S. accredited medical school and have completed core clinical clerkships with passing grades by the start of the rotation.
  • Because the goal of the visiting student rotation is to reach senior medical students from outside institutions, we ask that only applicants who are attending medical school at institutions not affiliated with Nationwide Children’s Hospital apply.
  • Our program focuses on fourth year medical students from diverse backgrounds.

Why Choose Nationwide Children's?

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll. This top distinction is awarded to only ten children’s hospitals with the most exceptional performance across the rankings.

  • We are one of the largest and busiest pediatric hospitals in the country.We conduct more than 1.4 million patient visits every year from across the country and around the globe.
  • We have one of the country’s largest ambulatory networks and the largest neonatal networks.We are also the largest provider of inpatient pediatric surgeries in the nation.
  • Emergency Services at Nationwide Children’s features a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and Pediatric Emergency Department, which is staffed by board-certified/eligible pediatric emergency medicine subspecialists 24 hours a day.
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, a top-10 recipient of NIH funds, is one of the fastest growing, freestanding pediatric research facilities, with three buildings dedicated to research on the Nationwide Children’s campus.

Our faculty value and respect our medical students. You will feel comfortable asking questions of our faculty, who provide valuable insight and mentorship.


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Previous Participants

We are thrilled that past awardees have joined Nationwide Children’s Pediatric Residency Program.

2023 Match

  • Dianne Mancheno, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

2022 Match

  • Kaia Amoah, Howard University
  • Nichole Anderez, Nova SE College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Alicia Rodgers, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Athens

2021 Match

  • Albert Phillips, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine-Athens

2020 Match

  • Blen Weldekidan, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

2019 Match

  • Jessica Nash, Indiana University
  • Britney Onuma, University of South Carolina

Meet Our 2023 - 2024 Pediatric Residents