Nationwide Children's URM Pediatric Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we know that preparing for residency training begins before medical school ends.

We value diversity in our Pediatric Residency Training Program because we know diversity improves patient care and enhances our educational mission.

That’s why we welcome medical students who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) from U.S. medical schools to apply for our subinternship.

Program Benefits

The goal of our program is to expose underrepresented 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 URM 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 URM 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 URM Rotation is to reach underrepresented 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.
  • Program focuses on fourth year medical students who are from groups underrepresented in medicine (e.g. African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander).

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.

Application

The 2019 application deadline is May 17, 2019.

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2019 Match Day

We are thrilled to share two medical students who rotated with us during the 2018-2019 academic year matched at Nationwide Children's.

We look forward to training these future pediatric practitioners and leaders.

Meet Our 2019-2020 Pediatric Interns