Starting residency is a significant turning point in your career. The residents at Cincinnati Children’s are living proof that it is possible to have fun while working and learning about pediatrics. This is largely because of the truly unique camaraderie among residents, chiefs and program directors. You are more than just another resident on the schedule – you are part of our family.

The time you spend at Cincinnati Children’s will undoubtedly be some of the most rewarding years of your life. You will have the opportunity to work with attendings, fellows, nurses, and numerous members of the health care team who will all contribute to your education and professional development. Whether you choose to pursue a career as a pediatric subspecialist or a primary care physician, the training you receive at Cincinnati Children’s will prepare you for independent practice. The size of our residency program allows us to be accommodating and flexible with residents who experience life changes, want to travel abroad, and have children during their residency. Residents interact with their colleagues on clinical rotations, at daily conferences, and in the resident lounge.

Our residents truly are the voice of the program and their collective feedback is largely responsible for ongoing improvements and additions to the program. Furthermore, residency program leadership are available, approachable and committed to training pediatric leaders of the future.

Learn more about our efforts to improve wellness and the many benefits for residents at Cincinnati Children’s, our commitment to diversity and inclusion and life in Cincinnati.


Quotes from our Residents

"I chose to train at Cincinnati Children’s because of the culture I witnessed when I interviewed here. There are a lot of amazing children’s hospitals in this country in much larger cities, but Cincinnati is a hidden gem. The camaraderie was evident on my interview day as I saw the program directors making jokes with each other, and the residents talking amongst themselves about whose house they were going to that evening. It wasn’t just a place where people worked to save children, but it was a place where people enjoyed spending time with each other. I can say that this is even more true now that I’m two months into residency. My co-interns never cease to help me when I have a lot of tasks to juggle or give me encouragement when I’m feeling like I’m not at my best. The fellows and attendings are always eager to teach and ask for feedback on how they can make your experience better. To me, the most important thing when I was choosing a program was finding a place that felt like home. I moved across the country from Texas to come here, and I feel that the people I’ve met along the way have truly made this a home away from home." Melody Lee, Categorical Pediatrics Resident


"As I walked through the halls of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on my interview day, I felt I was on cloud nine with a jolt of excitement. I felt welcomed and a sense of belonging. I met great minds who were humble and witnessed a supportive atmosphere among the residents. From that moment on, I was absolutely sure that I wanted to be here for residency training. I have an amazing group of residents supporting me through this journey. Our Diversity and Inclusion group activities have allowed me to build strong relationships and I feel included in this huge family, which is especially important as an International Medical Graduate. Resident education is a priority. I work closely with our attendings who are always eager to teach, which helps me learn first-hand from the experts. This program brings in a diverse group of patients from all over the world, making it a great learning environment. Our program provides residents with numerous research opportunities for community projects and innovative research. Faculty mentors are enthusiastic in guiding and supporting me in pursuing the future subspecialty fellowship of my choice. Being a part of a large program, allows for flexible scheduling with good work-life balance. Also, Cincinnati is a great city to raise a family. I feel blessed to be part of this program. With countless opportunities to flourish and grow, I would do it all over again!" Shruthi Mohan, Categorical Pediatrics Resident