Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Doctors Hospital Pediatric Residency Training Program Columbus, Ohio Carl Backes, D.O. Rajesh R. Donthi, M.D. Program Directors www.nationwidechildrens.org/dualpeds
Best of Both Worlds
Three-year program, dual accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Program’s first year qualifies as an AOA-approved internship.
Strong medical school affiliations with The Ohio State University and Ohio University.
Graduates are eligible for the AOBP and ABP board certification exams and to be licensed in all 50 states.
OMM incorporated into didactic and clinical experiences.
A remarkable array of Osteopathic Pediatric experiences and a well-balanced curriculum.
Cutting-edge diagnostic and technical training.
Exceptional mentoring by dedicated faculty at both institutions.
Pediatric Resident Clinic staffed by Osteopathic Pediatric faculty.
Innovative rural Osteopathic Pediatric rotation in Athens, Ohio.
Focused OMM curriculum developed in conjunction with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Wealth of learning experiences and subspecialty training at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Nationwide Children’s is ranked as one of the nation’s 10 largest children’s hospitals and Pediatric research centers .
One of the five largest Pediatric hospitals in the nation, with 354 beds.
In 2012, a new 12-story, 700,000 square foot main hospital building will be completed .
In 2010, Parents magazine ranked Nationwide Children’s in the top 10 best children’s hospitals, in 2007 as the best Emergency Department in the nation.
In 2009, U.S. News and World Report, Nationwide Children’s was ranked amongst the best children’s hospitals.
Doctors Hospital is one of the nation’s largest Osteopathic training facilities, providing residency opportunities in 13 fields of medicine.
The only central Ohio hospital to be accredited by The Joint Commission (previously JCAHO) and the AOA’s Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.
In 2009, OhioHealth (the parent organization for Doctors) was recognized by Fortune magazine as a “100 Best Companies to Work For” for a 3rd year in a row, 2nd highest ranked health care organization in the nation.
Nationwide Children’s/Doctors Advantage
Residents are taught and mentored by a dedicated medical staff of more than 850 combined at Children’s and Doctors.
Residents interact with leaders in primary care, Pediatric subspecialties, surgery and Pediatric research.
With Children’s and Doctors’ large volume and diversity of patients, residents get direct experience treating every type of childhood illness, injury, disease and genetic condition, from head colds to organ transplants.
Medical care provided to the under- and un-insured.
Energetic, committed Department Chairs and Program Directors.
Long history of training DO’s.
Innovative & Strong Didactic Conferences
A monthly topic oriented Osteopathic lecture series at Doctors Hospital. A specific topic is discussed with case presentations and board review with OMM teaching/table time.
Tuesday Didactic Lecture Series
A weekly topic oriented lecture series at Children’s Hospital. A specific topic is presented by Children’s Hospital faculty in a case-oriented fashion with Pediatric board-specific topics.
Board-review questions are reviewed using an electronic audience-response system to provide instant feedback to the individual and the group
A monthly journal club is held at both Children’s and Doctors. Concepts of research design, statistics and evidence-based medicine are covered via these conferences.
Morbidity & Mortality, Morning Report, Cardiology, Radiology, Ethics, Pulmonary, Special Interest Groups, Intern Support (discussing topics related to the art of medicine, coping)
Incorporated into didactic and clinical experiences
Utilized in the Dual Resident Continuity Clinic
Opportunities to pursue clinical OMM research
Annual Osteopathic Medicine workshop on Pediatric OMM presented by visiting physician
Full-time physician who specializes in OMM
Resident In Schools Initiative (RISI)
Residents teach second- and third-grade students about health care and wellness
Osteopathic Pediatric Education in Community Sites (OPECS)
Provides experiences in community Pediatricians’ offices and teaches the business aspects of Pediatric practice
Rural Rotation in Athens
Provides unique Osteopathic Pediatric primary care experience
Month long experience with physicians who practice OMM regularly
An intensive training in the Pediatrician's role in advocacy – policy and community level
Presentations from visiting and international health professors and international health electives
Paid relocation, meals, licenses, insurance, and parking
Paid memberships (AOA, ACOP and AAP)
Paid time off and paid leave for personal/family illness, bereavement, birth or adoption of a child
Academic enrichment fund (books, conferences, computer hardware/software, mobile devices)
Rotations at Children’s & Doctors
Medical students are welcome to do rotations at Children’s Hospital and Doctors Hospital
Not a program requirement
Doing a rotation at Children’s and/or Doctors will help you learn first-hand about our program
Program Requirements and How to Apply
Applicants must have graduated from an AOA-accredited college of Osteopathic medicine
AOA Match in February
Apply under OUCOM/Doctors listing
Program # 41963
Testimony from a 2009 Dual Resident graduate:
I can honestly say that the exposure we received…will serve us well anywhere and definitely prepares us to handle so many different types of situations...especially in the middle of Sub-Saharan Africa!
No matter where my life and career takes me, I will never forget Columbus, OH and perhaps I will find my way back someday.