Nationwide Children’s Hospital URM Pediatric Externship

Nationwide Children’s Pediatric Residency Training Program values diversity as it improves patient care and enhances our educational mission.

We welcome students who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) from U.S. medical schools to apply for a subinternship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

A stipend and assistance with housing will be provided to help defray the cost of an away rotation. The goal of the program is to expose underrepresented senior medical students from outside institutions to clinical training in our academic pediatrics program.

Program Benefits

  • Four week inpatient subinternship experience at a free-standing quaternary-care, nationally recognized pediatric institution
  • Course credit from home institution via application through VSLO
  • Inclusion in resident conferences and activities
  • $1000 stipend for travel/living expenses
  • Housing provided by Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Mentorship by residents, faculty and medical student as well as residency program leadership
  • Additional meetings with Nationwide Children’s faculty can be arranged at the request of the student based on their areas of interest
  • Residency interview with Nationwide Children’s pediatric residency program during the experience
  • Opportunity to explore 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.
  • Applicants must be 100 miles outside of Columbus, OH.
  • 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).


The 2019 application will be available soon.

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