Medical Education

  OhioHealth Residency Programs

 

 Anesthesiology

 Diagnostic Radiology

 Emergency Medicine

 Family Practice

 Internal Medicine

 Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine

 General Surgery

 Neurosurgery

 Obstetrics / Gynecology

 Ophthalmology

 Orthopedic Surgery

 Otorhinolaryngology

 Pediatrics

 


Anesthesiology 

4 year residency 
Program director: Kevin Sage, DO  
Teaching staff: 9
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. This is a newly reinstated program with a wide variety of cases and sites. The first year of this program will enable the resident to master the basic aspects of anesthesiology. The second and third years will concentrate on proficiency in more specialized anesthesia cases such as cardiovascular, pediatric, trauma, high risk OB, SICU and pain management. Applicants are encouraged to participate in a student elective but it is not mandatory.

View the Anesthesiology Rotation Guide for residents and medical students (PDF document)

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Diagnostic Radiology

5 year residency
Program director: Michael Keleher, DO (OSUCOM alum)
Teaching staff: 11
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Riverside Methodist Hospital, The Ohio State University Medical Center 
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. This program introduces residents to the full spectrum of radiological techniques and equipment including general radiology, nuclear radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, angiography and interventional radiology as well as computed topography, pediatric radiology, neuroradiology, radiation oncology and magnetic resonance imaging. Residents have the opportunity to attend daily lectures at Ohio State University. Graduates of our program have experienced 100% placement into fellowship programs.

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Emergency Medicine

4 year residency 
Program director: William R. Fraser, DO, FACOEP  
Teaching staff: 17 
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, MetroHealth LifeFlight 
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. This program focuses on expanding and refining the knowledge and skills required for quality emergency care. Throughout the curriculum, an emphasis is placed on three groups of essential skills: airway maintenance, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and differential diagnosis. EMS ground and flight exposure, ultrasound training, trauma, toxicology, research and administrative skills are just a few highlights of the curriculum. We also offer a weekly didactic program to enhance formal education opportunities. Both affiliated hospitals are level 1 trauma centers. Graduates of our program have experienced 100% placement into fellowship and/or employment positions. 

**IM/EM Residency available 
Program goals  (PDF document)

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Family Medicine

3 year residency
Program director: Geraldine Urse, DO, FACOFP 
Teaching staff: 7
Affiliated institutions: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus Health Department
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. This integrated program includes all elements of an AOA approved family medicine residency. We have a new ambulatory care center where the resident functions as a member of a "group practice" under direct supervision of our three full time faculty. OMM is maintained in this program through the weekly didactic sessions. Our residents also get the benefit of an on site full-time PharmD preceptor. Each resident's schedule is individually structured, within the ACOFP standards, to meet personal long-term goals.  For more information, please visit our website at www.doctorsfp.com .

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Internal Medicine

3 year residency
Program director: Robert A. Palma, DO
Teaching staff: 23
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. This is a fast track program, which offers credit for the first year of residency during the internship year. This is a structured, balanced training program for students going into general IM and for those interested in continuing into a subspecialty fellowship. A variety of didactic programs are offered including an initial series of medical core curriculum lectures, case presentations, board review, clinicopathologic conferences, book & journal clubs, and critical care conferences. With 23 teaching attendings, clinical exposure for the resident is quite varied. Residents can expect to develop the ability to rapidly evaluate critical and noncritical patients, and understand modalities of treatment for patients in both the hospital and ambulatory setting. 1,397 clinic visits in 2002. Graduates of our program have experienced 100% placement into employment or fellowship programs.
** IM/EM Residency - 1 position/yr
Program description (PDF document)

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Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine

5 year residency 
Program Co-directors: Robert A. Palma, DO, FACOI and William R. Fraser, DO, FACOEP 
Teaching staff: IM 23, EM 17
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Program strengths: The IM/EM program provides the resident with advanced and concentrated training in internal medicine and emergency medicine, which includes the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of illnesses from preventative care to emergency intervention to the treatment of chronic illnesses. At the conclusion of the program, the resident will be prepared for the certification examination in both specialties. 

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General Surgery

5 year residency
Program director: John Galante, DO (UOMHS alum)
Teaching staff: 16
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University Medical Center 
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. This program begins by emphasizing surgical diagnoses and principles, including pre and postoperative care, basic science review, and beginning surgical technique. Further training allows the performance of supervised surgical procedures with emphasis on developing increased dexterity and surgical skills plus a large role in teaching assignments. More complex surgical procedures, under direct supervision and organized educational programs, encompass the final years of training. We value our affiliated rotations in Vascular, General, and Trauma surgery at our OhioHealth sister institution, Grant Medical Center. Graduates of our program have experienced 100% placement into employment or fellowship programs. 

Program description (PDF document)

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Neurosurgery

6 year residency 
Program director: Kailash Narayan, MD
Teaching staff: 3
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked to the first year of residency when applying as a student. The intern can expect to begin the program by becoming familiar with neurosurgical pathology, instruments, operative techniques and procedures, and incorporate extensive training in general surgery during the intern year. Additional areas of concentration include neuroradiological diagnosis and procedures, supervised surgical procedures on the head, spine, and peripheral nerves. Experience in a level 1 trauma center is incorporated throughout the entire training program. Responsibility in the operating room advances each training year. *Applicants are encouraged to participate in an elective rotation within the department. 
 
 Program description (PDF document)

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Obstetrics / Gynecology

5 year residency program
Program director: James Perez, DO (UHSCOM alum)
Teaching staff: 11
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, The Ohio State University Medical Center
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. The interns and residents can expect to manage patients through our well established Women's Health Center located on the hospital property. With 10 dedicated faculty, and a full time ultrasonographer on staff, our program is developed around a solid core of experiences in general obstetrics and gynecologic surgery with the opportunity for intensive study on an elective basis in areas of subspecialty and ancillary care. The main objective of this program is to provide training in the field of clinical and surgical ob/gyn and to recognize circumstances which require subspecialty consultation and intervention. The program also hosts in-house maternal-fetal medicine resources. Graduates of our program have experienced 100% success at passing the specialty board exam as well as 100% placement into employment or fellowship programs. Program description (PDF document)

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Ophthalmology

4 year residency program
Program director: Jeffrey Hutchison, DO (OUCOM alum)
Teaching staff: 5
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and didactics at The Ohio State University Medical Center
Program strengths : This program begins by promoting the education of the basic eye exam and refraction techniques, participation in pre and postoperative care of patients and assist, under supervision, in surgery. Advanced training allows greater supervised responsibility and subspecialty training by allowing the residents to perform more complex supervised surgical procedures. The organization of educational programs for interns and students is also emphasized. Ambulatory experience is offered throughout the three years of training (1,178 visits in 2002). The resident can also expect to participate in daily lectures and weekly grand rounds at OSU. We offer a flexible schedule to meet the individual's educational needs.

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Orthopedic Surgery

5 year residency program
Program director: Thomas Baker, DO (PCOM)
Teaching staff: 13
Affiliated institutions: Grant Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Program strengths: This program promotes a basic study and reading program for the first year resident and provides them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with orthopedic instruments, operating techniques and pre/postoperative care. Further training allows more (supervised) responsibility in pre/postoperative care, more direct supervision of emergency department cases and performance of minor procedures. Residents can expect to rotate through a level 1 trauma center with additional training in the emergency department. A newly established resident ambulatory clinic compliments the inpatient experience with additional exposure in the areas of foot & ankle, hand, and spine to complete this curriculum. Graduates of our program have experienced 100% placement into employment or fellowship programs.

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Otorhinolaryngology/Orofacial Plastic Surgery (ENT)

1 year fast track internship / 4 year residency program
Program director: Robert Pema, DO (OUCOM alum)
Teaching staff: 6
Affiliated institutions: University of Cincinnati Hospital; Children's Hospital of Cincinnati
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first year of residency when applying as a student. This is a fast track program which offers credit for the first year of residency during the internship year. This integrated program allows six months of general surgery, including surgical elective, in the first year (internship). The intern will take 1st call (with resident assistance) with the ENT department for six months. Residents engage in patient management and surgical responsibilities commensurate with training level. Out-rotations are provided to afford residents with appropriate scope and complexity of cases including electives to support resident interests. Teaching facilities include a temporal bone lab, cadaver dissection lab, and extensive library holdings. Graduates of our program have experienced 100% placement into fellowship and/or employment positions.
*Students must participate in an elective rotation to be considered for a residency position, and thus, are encouraged to contact the ENT department directly to resolve scheduling conflicts.
 Program description (PDF document)

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Pediatrics-Dual Accredited Program with Nationwide Children's Hospital 

3 year residency program  
Program director: Carl Backes, DO (KCOM) 
Teaching staff: 7 
Affiliated institutions: Nationwide Children's Hospital, O'Bleness Memorial Hospital (Athens) 
Program strengths: The internship year is "linked" to the first yeat of residency when applying as a student. This a fast rack program which offers credit for the first of residency during internship year. Educational goals of the integrated program include inpatient experience, normal newborn care, intensive care and subspecialty experience. Emphasis is placed on outpatient management, which includes traditional care of acute illness, trauma, poisoning, and management of chronic disorders. Inpatient training prepares residents to appraise and react to rapidly changing clinical status, multiple and sometimes conflicting consultations, and coordinate services for patients needing multidisciplinary care. An established outpatient resident clinic, which encountered 2,250 visits in 2002, compliments the pediatric special care unit and newborn nursery which reside in the hospital. Graduate of our program experience 100% placement into employment or fellowship programs.
 Program description

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Pediatric Radiology  1 position per yr/1 training year

Surgical Critical Care  2 positions per yr/1 training year

Vascular Surgery  2 positions per yr/1 training year