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A Message from K. Craig Kent, MD

Dear Colleagues:

The world is changing. Medicine is changing. And it’s no secret that our country needs more talented physicians. The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine is among the best places anywhere to train to be a physician. Last year, nearly 7,200 students applied for just 197 seats to learn how to deliver the highest level of health care in a compassionate and caring way. One of the keys to the success of our medical education program is the strong symbiotic relationship we enjoy with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nationwide Children’s is one of Ohio State’s largest medical training environments. At Nationwide Children’s, in fiscal year 2018:

  • 178 third-year medical students completed core rotations in Pediatrics
  • 191 fourth-year medical students completed rotations
    • 154 were Ohio State students
      • 87 medical students completed required rotations
      • 67 medical students chose elective rotations
    • 37 were visiting students
  • 27 first-year medical students completed a summer research experience at Nationwide Children’s

Additionally, 36 first- and second-year medical students are completing their longitudinal clinical placements (Longitudinal Practice) at Nationwide Children’s sites, where 28 Pediatrics faculty members serve as Longitudinal Practice preceptors.

Finally, 21 of our graduating medical students (11 percent) went into Pediatrics, one went into Child Neurology and six selected Medicine/Pediatrics as their specialty.

In addition to our education partnership, The Ohio State University College of Medicine is creating more and stronger research collaborations with Nationwide Children’s. There are currently many successful collaborative programs — one resulted in a joint publication in The New England Journal of Medicine this past year. And more are under development.

On behalf of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, I congratulate Drs. Steve Allen, John Barnard and all of the faculty and staff of the Department of Pediatrics and Nationwide Children’s Hospital for another outstanding year. Through our partnership with Nationwide Children’s, we are leading the way in educating the next generation of doctors, advancing research and enhancing care delivery throughout central Ohio and beyond.



The Ohio State University
College of Medicine

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