Where Diversity and Medicine Meet

Diversity and Inclusion | A Look Inside our Residency Program

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Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM)

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we strengthen our strategic plan with the best people and best programs to achieve the best outcomes. We are deeply committed to the intentional recruitment and retention of a diverse group of residents, fellows and faculty that reflects our patient population and community, with a focus on candidates who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URiM). We recognize and embrace the crucial role diverse staff play in addressing social determinants of health, quality, patient safety, genomic medicine, behavioral health and population health. They are the foundation of our vision of best outcomes in everything we do and in delivering the best health care for children.

Download Our Underrepresented in Medicine Brochure (PDF)
In this brochure, we share our enthusiasm and deep commitment to recruitment of a diverse group of residents, fellows and faculty. ›

Meet Some of Our Trainees


Albert A. Phillips II, DO

“What I love most about the program is the family culture. Everyone is always willing to help each other out.”

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams, MD

“One of my passions is diversity and inclusion and the impact on health equity. I plan to find ways to integrate health equity topics into resident education and continue to be involved in the recruitment and retention of residents from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.”

Nichole Anderez

Nichole Anderez, DO

“The program, particularly the people, create the most supportive and inclusive environment for us to train as physicians. The senior residents lead with patience, the attendings prioritize resident autonomy, and the administration values having a diverse workforce and recognizes the importance increasing representation in medicine. I feel safe here, not only to push myself, learn, and make mistakes, but to be myself.”

Claudia Mosquera Vasquez

Claudia Mosquera-Vasquez, MD

"I come from a very big Venezuelan family, and we are currently living all over the world! It is a challenge to communicate with them but that’s how I entertain myself between pages during night shift – catching up with them and filling my family in on the exciting work I am doing!"

Kaia Amoah

Kaia Amoah, MD

“I love the camaraderie among my co-residents and the support from the attendings. Most importantly, Nationwide Children’s and the residency program practice what they preach when it comes to resident wellness. There is a visible effort to support residents and show them they are valued.”

Matthew Schreier

Matthew Schreier, MD

“I have found Nationwide Children’s and Columbus as a whole to be extremely welcoming to me as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and at the forefront of educating its residents about caring for the LGBTQIA+ population. Our med-peds residency program begins each year by welcoming the new interns by going to Columbus Pride as a group which really eased the transition and made me feel welcome here. There are lots of residents, fellows, and faculty here that are members and/or allies of the community that have made for great mentors and actively support us as queer trainees. There are also many opportunities to learn about LGBTQIA+ healthcare, including our THRIVE program for transgender adolescents, our FACES clinic providing HIV care and regular educational topics to learn how to care for our community. I could not have asked for a better program to support and welcome me in residency.”

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Stand Against Racism. Stand For Health Equality.

In the same way that Nationwide Children's cares for the “whole” child – physical health, behavioral health, social and economic wellbeing – we want to address racism and inequity holistically. This is an institution-wide, coordinated plan to address racism in its many aspects.