NCH will provide tuition/fees and stipend for one rising Med3 and one rising Med4 on an annual basis.

Additional benefits:

  • Travel award for use at a scientific meeting as Med3 or Med4
  • Featured research presentation to NCH faculty and trainees
  • Interact with NCH residency program leadership to discuss physician-scientist training pathways


  • Students who plan on careers in pediatrics will form the pool of eligible candidates. This includes those contemplating careers in surgical or other subspecialties involving care of the pediatric patient.
  • Students will be eligible for consideration regardless of where their PhD research was performed (i.e., whether at AWRI, OSU medical campus, or otherwise).
  • One rising Med 3 and rising Med 4 will be selected each year.
  • Students selected for their Med3 year will be eligible to recompete for their Med4 year.

Goals of the Scholarship:

  • Contribute to development of pediatric physician-scientists
  • Build an internal pipeline of candidates for research pathways during pediatric residency and fellowship
  • Further integrate MSTP between OSU Main Campus and NCH
  • Provide OSU with a potential advantage in recruiting the best students with an interest in pediatrics

Application Materials (sent to Faculty Contact: M. Brian Becknell, MD, PhD |

  • Applicant provides the following information via email, no later than December7 prior to theapplicant’s Med 3 or Med 4 year, to the NCH Pediatrics Scholarship faculty contact:
  • Statement of interest (1 page) that delineates how the applicant plans to combine research and clinical interests into a career as a productive physician scientist in the realm of pediatrics.
  • CV
  • Letter of support from PhD Advisor

2023 NCH & MSTP Pediatric Physician Scientist Scholar

Daniela Jimenez-Harrison