Mercy Health Children’s Hospital


Based on models of state-of-the-art facilities around the country, Mercy Health Children’s Hospital has the full range of sophisticated facilities demanded by advanced pediatric care including:

  • A 16-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with long-term seizure monitoring
  • A 30-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a perinatal center. Level III is the highest designation awarded by the Ohio Department of Health to hospitals that provide care for high-risk newborns.
  • A 26-bed general pediatric unit

Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center


St. Vincent is home to four Life Flight air ambulances, holds the highest designation for treating high-risk mothers and babies, comprehensive stroke center and is a Level I Trauma Center for Adults and Level II for children.


Located on the St. Vincent campus are: Orthopedics, Mercy Health Regional Heart and Vascular Institute, Mercy Health Neuroscience Institute and the area’s only Mobile Stroke Unit. St. Vincent provides a modern, attractive and secure campus and takes a leadership role in providing quality medical education and community development.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital

Rotation Schedule


Rotation NameBlockSite% Outpatient% Research
General InpatientJune-August1100
Emergency MedicineNovember11000
Ambulatory PediatricsDecember11000
Elective AApril1800
Elective AMay1800
Community Pediatric AdvocacyJune18020


Rotation NameBlockSite% Outpatient% Research
General InpatientJune-August1100
Emergency MedicineNovember11000
Elective BMarch1500
Elective AMay1800
Elective BJune1500


Rotation NameBlockSite% Outpatient% Research
Community PediatricsJune3950
Elective ASeptember1800
General InpatientNovember-December1100
Emergency MedicineFebruary11000
Elective BMarch1500
Elective AApril1800
General InpatientMay1100


Type A: Minimum of four educational units from this list:

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Child Abuse
  • Genetics
  • Allergy-Immunology

Type B: Minimum of three educational units from the following or combination of Type A and from this list:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Management
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics/General Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

IEU: May consist of six units of electives, inpatient or other rotations. Mix of inpatient/outpatient will vary based on resident career paths.

Available IEU pathways:

  • 1: General Pediatrics
  • 2: Hospitalist/Acute Care
  • 3: Subspecialty Pediatrics

Didactic Curriculum

Supplemental to clinical curriculum the program offers a formal didactic series:

  • Our formal didactic series occurs on Wednesday afternoons with four hours of protected lecture time. Pediatric attending staff and all off-service rotation attendings are aware that our residents will be at didactics during this time every week. Didactics usually consists of core lectures and presentations from residents, faculty, staff and guest lecturers. A mix of case presentations, lectures and lively, interactive discussions keep these sessions engaging and fresh.
  • Journal Club is held monthly. Journal articles will be discussed under close supervision of faculty members. Residents will learn to critique medical literature and learn from recent advances in medicine.
  • We also have Morbidity and Mortality conferences and board review sessions.
  • Simulation training is provided to enhance the residents’ skills on specific procedures. This program has a dedicated faculty member and will give you an opportunity to learn in a risk-free environment in order to demonstrate a level of competency prior to entering the clinical setting.