Pediatric Residency Program
Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Cincinnati Children's is one of the largest Pediatric Residency Training Programs in the country offering both the core categorical pediatric residency, and several combined training programs. In the categorical program residents get a breadth of experience in various sub-specialties and general pediatrics while working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Learn more about our program components:

Residents may also train at Cincinnati Children’s through the following combined programs:

Cincinnati Children’s is a dynamic hospital providing care to children locally and beyond. The institution also supports a multitude of fellowship opportunities for most any sub-specialty you may be interested in. Learn about Cincinnati Children's facts and figures.


Cincinnati Children’s offers 30+ ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship programs and 60+ additional specialty fellowship programs. Our clinical programs and research environment are closely aligned to foster innovation and discovery across all disciplines. View a list of our clinical fellowships.

Facts and Figures

 Patient Care               
Admissions (includes short stay) 33,116
Emergency and Urgent Care Visits 173,507
Outpatient Visits 1,445,961
Total Patient Encounters 1,652,584
Surgical Procedures
Inpatient 6,204
Outpatient 31,632
Total Surgical Hours 48,303
Faculty and Staff
Clinical Fellows 273
Research Fellows (PhD post-docs with <3 yrs' exp.) 136
Research Associates (PhD post-docs with >3 yrs' exp.) 180
Residents 228
Active Medical Staff 1,906
Total Employees 18,589
Operating Revenues and Expenses (dollars in thousands)
Net Patient Revenue $2,478,234
Research Grants and Contracts $286,689
Philanthropy $38,742
Total Operating Revenues $3,103,662
Total Operating Expenses $2,981,226
Non-operating Gains and Losses $24,312
Available to Reinvest in the Mission $146,746


  • Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) reported two breakthroughs in collaboration with research partners in Japan: the world's first system of three connected organoids, and a method for producing liver organoids that can be programmed to reflect disease states.

  • Clinical trial results show that using emapalumab to treat patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) saved lives with less toxicity and fewer side effects.

  • Researchers discover a single-cell approach to track disease-causing gene mutations.

  • Researchers at Cincinnati Children's authored or co-authored 23 articles in the world's highest-impact medical journals: NEJM, JAMA, The Lancet, Science and Nature.

  • Received $140M in external grant funding plus $26M in philanthropic donations for research.

  • Created a long-term aspirational plan, Pursuing Our Potential Together, to elevate and accelerate how we will transform child health by our 150th birthday in 2033. Our four aspirations focus on Care, Community, Cure, and Culture.

  • In November 2021, we opened our new 249-bed Critical Care Building, which adds a new emergency department, operating rooms, and many spaces to support patients and families. Our new Critical Care Building expands and enhances our ability to serve the most medically complex patients from our community and around the globe.

  • Recognized as one of Healthcare's Most Wired by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

  • 1,300 employees engaged in community outreach and service.

  • 26,100 children and families reached through community outreach and health education programs prior to COVID.

  • Launched the Food Rescue Program partnership to divert unserved meals from Cincinnati Children's campuses to children and families in need, which resulted in 2,106 pounds of donated food.

  • Served 1,200 students through Adopt-a-Class and Reading Partnership.

  • Named among America's Best Employers for Diversity and #2 among employers in Ohio by Forbes Magazine.

  • Ranked 9th, nationally, on the list of best employers for women by Forbes Magazine.

  • Received the Healthcare Equity Leader award from the Human Rights Campaign for exceptional LGBTQ+ healthcare.

  • Increased minimum pay to $15 per hour, which impacted more than 3,000 employees.

  • Cincinnati Children’s experts played important roles in clinical trials to evaluate two vaccine candidates against COVID-19; one made by Pfizer and BioNTech, and another by AstraZeneca.
  • Employees who temporarily had “no work available” status received 100 percent of pay for the first eight weeks followed with 80 percent of pay for an additional 16 weeks.
  • Collaborated to support children, families and communities during COVID. More than 20,000 items—including hygiene, food, computers and school supplies—were donated to help address
    basic needs.
  • Showed agility and dedication to patients through a rapid and dramatic increase in telehealth visits moving from about 200 per month to more than 20,000 per month.