We receive many requests for visiting resident and fellow rotations. To ensure that such rotations do not conflict with the training of our own residents and fellows, the appropriate program director must determine whether the department can accommodate your request. Upon approval of the program director at Cincinnati Children's and at your sponsoring institution, an affiliation agreement must be completed. Contact the Cincinnati Children's Graduate Medical Education Office or the program director's assistant to begin this process. Processing of the request may take at least three months.
Ohio License / Training Certificate
Every rotator must have an Ohio training certificate by his or her start date. Incoming rotators should apply as early as possible. It takes the board at least eight weeks to process applications. In general, Residents and Clinical Fellows only need a training certificate which is much less expensive and has a quicker processing time than applying for a full Ohio license.
Residents and Clinical Fellows only need a full/permanent license if the following circumstances apply:
- If they plan to take their Pediatrics or other boards in the upcoming year, they will need a full license.
- If they plan to moonlight, they will need a full license.
Residents/Fellows who will need a full license should initiate the application process as early as possible. Ohio training certificates are valid for 3 years with one renewal after 3 years. New Residents and Clinical Fellows must complete an application online for a training certificate or full license at firstname.lastname@example.org. The initial application fee for a training certificate is $130.00; for full licensure, the fee is $305.00 (plus a fee to FCVS). Fees are payable online by credit card.
Authorized Resident Rotation
Every rotator must complete and submit a Visiting Rotator Application form to the GME office at least 90 days before your rotation.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Graduate Medical Education Office
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45229
A copy of the resident’s or fellow’s CV and ECFMG certificate (for international graduates) must accompany the form.
Visiting rotators who are residents or fellows in a program outside the United States must have a valid ECFMG certificate. International trainees must also obtain a J-1 clinical visa to participate in a US graduate medical education program − even for rotations.
Physicians on observerships are not permitted to participate in hands-on patient care; therefore, they do not need an Ohio training certificate or a J-1 clinical visa.