Our residents are a diverse, hardworking group of physicians who came to Cincinnati from medical schools across the United States and internationally. Learn more about our current residents and where they went to medical school.
Current Resident Demographics
Quotes from our Residents
"My decision to come to Cincinnati Children's was made on my interview day. On initial impression, the hospital seemed like this overwhelming mega-medical center but I immediately felt at ease upon meeting the house staff team and program directors. It felt like a close knit family in the support they provided to the residents. All the people I met throughout the day seemed genuinely happy to be at Children's and I can truly say I am now one of those people. I can't imagine training somewhere different that would offer me more opportunities while also supporting me, both personally and professionally. I would do it again in a heartbeat! (And will hopefully be doing it next year for fellowship)" Sarah Swauger, MD – Categorical Resident Class of 2018
"The main reason I chose to come here for residency was the truly amazing 'gut feeling' I felt when I interviewed. I instantly loved the warm, friendly, supportive, and collaborative culture of the program- this was something I could sense right away when I talked with residents and faculty on my interview day, and I have definitely seen this to be completely true over the past 2+ years. Now as a current resident, I can say that the wonderful PEOPLE here are my favorite part of this program. We have such a friendly, caring, and supportive group of co-residents, and I know many of these people will be my lifelong best friends. Residency inherently will be somewhat stressful and tiring at times no matter where you go, but having such an awesome support group of friends and mentors like we do here makes it so much more enjoyable!" Margot Lazow, MD – Categorical Resident Class of 2018
"After going through a total of fifteen interviews across the country, my wife and I nervously ranked Cincinnati Children's as our top choice in our pediatrics-pediatrics couples match. Having been here for two months, we are so happy and thrilled with our choice! Like most of the top tier pediatric programs, Cincinnati Children's initially stood out to us for its incredible clinical exposure, renowned primary care clinics, cutting-edge research opportunities, and stellar reputation. But what separated Cincinnati Children's from our other favorite programs was the feeling of support for the residents. When we interviewed here, we really felt like the program took care of its residents. And since we matched here, that feeling has only grown exponentially. Our program directors, support staff, faculty, chiefs, and fellow residents have done such an amazing job helping us learn how to be residents, which has been so much more complex than I could have imagined. I doubt there exists a more engaging, fun, and challenging environment to learn how to be a pediatrician, though my opinion is likely biased. Lastly, my co-interns are the most amazing group of people I have ever worked with. As expected, they are an exceptional group of bright and dedicated doctors, but they are also just a ton of fun to hang out with after work." James Rudloff, MD – Categorical Resident Class of 2020
Our residents pursue additional training and employment opportunities at highly desirable sites across the country. Learn more about where our most recent graduates ended up.
Summary statistics for the 2016-2018 graduating classes:
- 48% (87/183) pursued Fellowship Training
- 43% (78/187) pursued a position in General Pediatrics
- 28 joined a Private Practice
- 50 pursued a Hospital Based Position – this includes Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine Clinical Staff and Newborn Care Associates
- 38% (72/187) remained at Cincinnati Children’s
- Positions in 25 different states
- 47% (88/187) continued to practice primarily in Ohio
- The other frequent practice destinations included Texas (10%), and California, Colorado and Tennessee (4% each)