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Cincinnati Children’s Residency Programs Ranked Among The Best in the U.S.

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Three Cincinnati Children’s residency programs have yet again been ranked among the top in the country for their specialties by Doximity’s 2023-2024 Residency Navigator.

The Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Meds-Peds) Residency program jumped from No. 3 to No. 2 since last year’s rankings, and the Pediatric Residency Training and Child Neurology Residency programs came in at the No. 3 spot.

Additionally, these three programs were also ranked No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 1 in Ohio by Doximity.

The Med-Peds and Child Neurology programs are sponsored by both Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati.

“These rankings confirm Cincinnati Children’s dedication to educating the next generation of clinicians, researchers and child advocates,” says Tina Cheng, MD, MPH,  chair of the Department of Pediatrics, director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, and chief medical officer of the health system.

The Cincinnati Children’s Meds-Peds Residency Program has a class of seven residents annually and includes both acute care and primary care tracks. Residents see patients at Cincinnati Children’s and UC Medical Center with rare diseases and work alongside subspecialists. They also get a significant amount of exposure to typical pediatrics and internal medicine via general inpatient services and ambulatory experiences.

The Pediatric Residency Program at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest in the country, offering both the core categorical pediatric residency and several combined training programs. Because of its size and diversity of care areas, residents get to experience clinical rotations that cover the spectrum of pediatric care and gain unparalleled experience during their training. Residents also have opportunities to individualize their training experience and engage in research.

The combined Pediatrics and Child Neurology Residency at Cincinnati Children’s is a five-year program offering two years of pediatrics training and three years of child neurology training. The program provides excellent education along with outstanding patient care and research across a spectrum of pediatric and child neurology subspecialties. Due to its size, residents have the flexibility to tailor their education as well as explore and develop career interests in a number of subspecialties.

The Residency Navigator is a directory of U.S. residency programs created by Doximity, an online networking service for medical professionals to help medical students make informed residency decisions and to increase transparency in the residency match process. The directory spans 28 specialties. According to their website, Doximity uses three factors to determine its residency program rankings, including current resident and recent alumni satisfaction data, reputation data and objective data.

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