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Akron Children's Hospital

Akron, OH

Maria Ramundo, MD

Program Director

Christine Mayes

Program Coordinator

  • 9th largest children's hospital

  • Free-standing children's hospital

  • 75 bed NICU, 24 bed PICU. ECMO in our intensive care units. Inpatient units covered 24/7 by intensivists, neonatologists and hospitalists

  • All pediatric sub-specialty services are available at our Akron campus

  • Community-based continuity clinic: residents can choose to work in rural, suburban, or urban based practices

  • 21 categorical pediatric residents per class

  • Robust Individualized Curriculum tailored to meet each resident’s individual career goals

  • Focus on Residents as Teachers and Leaders, Residency Well-being/Resiliency

  • Over 50% if graduates stay at Akron Children’s Hospital after graduation

  • Over 1/3 of graduates go into fellowships upon graduation

  • The city of Akron is a beautiful Midwestern town with all of the amenities of a big city, located in Northeast Ohio.

  • The city of Akron is a beautiful Midwestern town with all of the amenities of a big city, located in Northeast Ohio.

  • We feature a thriving system of Metro Parks, and are located 10 minutes from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the country’s 8th most visited National Park in the country.

  • Hiking, biking, kayaking, downhill and cross-country skiing, and sailing are popular activities.

  • Despite this, cost of living is much lower in Akron when compared to other cities. )


PGY-1 :

  • 5 Inpatient floor blocks

  • 2 weeks: Introduction to PICU (day shifts only, no weekends)

  • 1 week Elective,

  • 1 week Developmental Pediatrics 1 Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • 1 NICU, Akron (day shifts only)

  • 1 Ambulatory Pediatrics (Community Pediatrics)

  • 1 Adolescent Medicine (Ambulatory only)

  • 1 Term Newborn (day shifts only, no weekends)

  • 2 Electives

  • Educational Conferences 12:30-1:30pm M-Fri; Grand Rounds 8-9am Fri

  • DEI Graduate Medical Education Committee

  • Resident-led M&M conferences with emphasis on mitigating biases

  • Resident Conversation Circles: 6 sessions per year. Each session provides a structure provides a structured format for residents to discuss a variety of topics, including race, gender identity and LGBTQ+ issues.

  • D & I Boot Camp Session at Intern Orientation: The Director of D & I will lead a session at intern boot camp where interns will spend small group time interviewing a patient/family/community member from Amish, Nepali, and LGBTQ+ community then reconvene in a large group session led by the Director of D & I. Goals are to discuss their experience living in Akron and navigating the health care system.

  • Community Medicine Rotation

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