Nationwide Children's Hospital
Rebecca Wallihan, MD
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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