Established in 1985 our Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program has a long-standing tradition of combined training excellence. Our program trains 40 Med-Peds residents (10 per class) producing a diverse and supportive community of resident physicians. Between The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital, we boast a nation-leading 80+ Med-Peds trained faculty representing nearly every Division within Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Our robust Med-Peds presence provides residents ample opportunities for mentorship as well as exposure to many combined, general, and subspecialty career pathways including a large offering of transition focused fields. Nationally ranked free standing, tertiary care facilities afford residents exposure to cutting edge medicine and research. Our free standing, dedicated, multidisciplinary Med-Peds Resident Continuity Clinic provides residents an innovative ambulatory training experience.
Between The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital, we boast a nation-leading 80+ Med Peds trained faculty representing nearly every Division within Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Our residents share why they chose the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program.
Goals and Experience
Our goal is to train highly skilled and compassionate professionals, and we provide an environment for those physicians to achieve this goal. Our residents are responsible for the care of patients with a wide variety of medical illnesses, ranging from those routinely encountered in primary care practice to those seen only in the tertiary care setting. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) hospitals and Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) serve the combined roles of urban community hospitals, indigent care providers and referral centers for central and Southeastern Ohio. Residents have carefully supervised and graded patient care responsibility in a variety of educational settings at these hospitals and in faculty-staffed outpatient care offices.
Additional primary care and ambulatory care experiences are offered during rotations in the outpatient Veterans Administration Clinic and at several rural community clinics. The greater Columbus area has ten med-peds private practices, many of the physicians being graduates of this program. Many of these practices participate in an educational program called Internal Medicine-Pediatric Education in Community Sites (IM-PECS) where PGY2 to PGY4 residents spend a half day per week caring for patients in the private office.
Margaret Chase, MD
Residency Program Director
I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. I fell in love with the Med/Peds program at OSU/NCH. I was drawn by the people and the opportunity for such great training. Through residency, Med/Peds training gave me immense preparation and appreciation for the diversity of patient issues and management. I became program director in 2014.
Allison Rossetti, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
I am one of the adult and pediatric hospitalist who also precepts in the South High Primary Care Clinic. I am constantly energized by my work with students and trainees. I find great challenge and satisfaction working with our diverse patient population in a collegial environment surrounded by outstanding clinicians.
Lucas McKnight, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director
I'm from Fremont, NE. I am an adult and pediatric Hospitalist. I also supervise residents in our South High Med/Peds continuity clinic. I have been at OSU/NCH since 2008. I love all the different aspects of my job; caring for sick kids and adults, and medical education. Columbus is a great place to live. I am a big soccer fan and support our Columbus Crew SC.