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Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

Rebecca Wallihan, MD

Program Director

Kathy Trace

Program Coordinator

  • Stand Alone Children’s Hospital with 664 inpatient beds, a Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center, Level 4 NICU, as well as Solid Organ and BMT Center

  • Diverse Training Sites: Opportunities to train in a metropolitan inpatient setting as well as multiple community sites

  • Pediatric Education in Community Sites (PECS): All residents paired with private community pediatricians in addition to hospital-based continuity clinics

  • Advanced Competencies: Research, Global Health, Advocacy, Medical Education, Osteopathic Medicine, Bio-Ethics, and Quality and Safety

  • Residents in Schools Initiative (RISI): Teaching health and science topics to local elementary students

  • 53 Residents per class including 5 Child Neuro, 1 Peds Genetics, 10 Med Peds Residents and 4 Primary Care Track

  • Of our graduates: About 50% of residents pursue subspecialty fellowship, 15% private practice and 35% academic practice.

  • Nationwide has 44 pediatric medical subspecialty fellowships.

  • Columbus is one of the 15 fastest growing cities in the United States

  • First standalone pediatric behavioral health hospital

  • We operate on a 4-week block schedule featuring weekly continuity clinic (which is reduced on ICU months).

  • 7 protected lectures weekly such as case conferences, M&Ms, and board review topics

  • With robust Med-Peds faculty, large focus on transition of care such as Sickle Cell, Cystic Fibrosis, and Diabetes

  • Dedicated rotation in sports medicine during second or third year

  • Resident Diversity and Inclusion Coalition that promotes diversity in the pediatric workforce and cultivates an environment of inclusion through visibility, support, education, and building community.

  • Pediatric Equity and Advocacy Resident Learning Series (PEARLS) curriculum creating a longitudinal learning experience throughout residency aims to build awareness of and mitigate personal and systemic biases contributing to health disparities

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