News You Can Use

(From the April 2019 Issue of MedStat)

2019-20 Intern Classes Announced

A message from John D. Mahan, MD, program director, General Pediatrics Residency

We are excited about the caliber of the young physicians who will begin training with us in July this year. And, we expect great things from them – excellent patient and family focused care, effective communications within our health care teams, important contributions to our community and a drive towards research and education.

The residency programs at Nationwide Children’s conduct recruitment through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  Every year, our programs overall interview more than 400 applicants. We look forward to training these future pediatric practitioners and leaders. 

  • Number of Interns – 53
    • 30 Categorical Peds
    • 4 Primary Care Track
    • 4 Osteopathic Recognition Track
    • 5 Child Neurology
    • 10 Med/Peds 
  • Female/Male Ratio – 32/21
  • Total # of Medical Schools – 33 (31 US; 2 international schools)
  • Total # of States – 16 states and 2 international locations

Thanks for all you do to help us run a top notch program and recruit the best to come to Columbus for this next step in their career development!

Health-Related Social Needs Resource

When your patient families have health-related social needs, how can you help? The Health Related Social Need Resources fact sheet (PDF) lists resources for your families such as housing, food, transportation and utilities, broken down into categories for when they need help right away or for other times. It also lists resources for outside of Franklin County and numbers to other community agencies.

Remember that CAP4Kids is always a resource for your patient families. is continually updated with free, up-to-date information about community resources, such as after-school programs, employment, health care, housing, counseling and more.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Patient Financial Assistance Program

Nationwide Children's Hospital is committed to offering financial assistance to people who have health care needs and are not able to pay for care. No child will be denied care due to inability to pay for services. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid. For all other patients, Nationwide Children’s has financial assistance programs for those who qualify. Financial support staff are available to help families sign up for insurance (including Medicaid) or to find out if they qualify for financial assistance. For more information or to receive a copy of Nationwide Children’s Financial Assistance Policy, contact Patient Accounts at (614) 722-2055 or visit