Cincinnati Children's offers a variety of education options.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, from acute care nephrology to urology.

"Cincinnati Children's is a great place to train for residency, whether you are completely undifferentiated or have known since you were a child the exact sub-specialty you plan to do. You will have the opportunity to rotate through all the pediatric sub-specialties, work alongside world-class physicians and educators, and see patients with disease processes that occur only once in 100 million. I came to Cincinnati thinking I would be a pediatric endocrinologist because of my experience in medical school. As I completed my rotations through residency, I realized that I was drawn to a variety of sub-specialties and it was difficult to choose only one. Hospital Medicine attracted me because we care for all of the organ systems and most importantly, the patient as a whole. With the knowledge I received from my training during sub-specialty rotations, I am able to complete the initial work-up to help narrow my differential diagnosis when I have a patient who presents as a diagnostic dilemma. When it becomes clear that the disease process falls under the domain of sub-specialists, I can collaborate with other divisions and integrate their recommendations into one cohesive plan. It was an easy choice for me to stay at Cincinnati Children's for my Hospital Medicine Fellowship, given the division's strong record of academic research, clinical excellence and educational opportunities."

Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD, PhD
Class of 2016
Hospital Medicine Fellow

"I feel incredibly grateful for my residency training at Cincinnati Children's. While we definitely practiced 'bread and butter pediatrics', at times even the rarest medical conditions seemed commonplace. We learned constantly from patients and families. In addition, I was able to tailor my residency training toward my fellowship goals, including 4 months of dedicated research time. While fellowship comes with a steep learning curve, I feel confident that my 3 years as a resident here helped prepare me for the challenges ahead."

Mihir R. Atreya, MD, MPH
Class of 2017
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow