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Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

About the Program



Our Medicine-Pediatrics program welcomed its first class in 1990. The class expanded to its current size of seven residents per year in 1994. In February of 1995, we added our combined resident-faculty med-peds office.

We enjoy remarkable facilities, all of which have been newly opened or extensively upgraded. Best of all, all of our facilities are located together on one remarkable medical campus. This includes Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and the Cincinnati Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

We have many things to thank for our success, but most important is the strength and commitment of our parent departments. They are equally dedicated to excellence in training, and exceptionally well matched in rigor, size, research dollars, and most importantly in quality of residency training.


UC Department of Internal Medicine

The UC Department of Internal Medicine has great depth and expertise in caring for some of the sickest and most complex patients in the greater Cincinnati area. Our residents are fortunate to be able to interact with outstanding educators from every internal medicine subspecialty and care for patients with rare diseases as well as “bread and butter” medical conditions. Among these outstanding divisions is a large division of General Internal Medicine, including our ambulatory faculty, hospitalists, and a number of research faculty. From this division come some of our most gifted clinician educators and mentors, including our Med-Peds faculty. These faculty supervise our residents on our general internal medicine ward services and precept in our Med-Peds clinic, lending their broad, global expertise to our residents' training experience.

Our internal medicine residency program, under the leadership of Dr. Eric Warm, is one of the leading internal medicine training programs in the country and has become internationally known as a leader in the innovation of internal medicine residency training. The internal medicine program has developed a ground-breaking resident assessment system, a novel knowledge testing program, and the resident long block for ambulatory training which has revolutionized how residents provide care for patients in their continuity clinic. As another example of the department's commitment to education, attending privilege is by invitation only, and this is based on resident and student evaluations. This dedication to education is reflected in the high American Board of Internal Medicine certifying exam pass rates, which are published for all programs on their website.


Our internal medicine training program was offered to be a part of the prestigious Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine’s Educational Innovation Project (EIP) Collaborative back in 2006, and we have been fortunate to be leaders in residency training innovation. Our current innovations are wide sweeping, with all the changes directed at targeting the learning needs of each individual resident. The innovations include both inpatient and outpatient training experiences. Just ask our residents about this remarkable growth!


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Our pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is recognized as one of the most rigorous and competitive in the country. It also enjoys commitment at the highest levels to excellent and innovation in training and education.

Cincinnati Children's is a world renowned children’s hospital, and so residents receive a remarkable depth and breadth of experience. Since it is the only regional inpatient children's facility, the residents also care for children with common, "bread and butter" pediatric conditions. As a testament to the excellence in training, they also enjoy an extremely high board pass rate on the American Board of Pediatrics initial certifying exam.


Our Advantage

So what does all of this mean for our med-peds residents? They have a wonderfully balanced training in medicine and pediatrics. Our leadership lives the philosophy of continuous improvement, and is dedicated to quality training for the residents.

Our parent departments strongly support the med-peds residency. We have a strong med-peds faculty group, and these more than a dozen attendings work closely with our residents, as mentors, colleagues in the office, and research advisors.

Some years ago, the trend was to increase the size of successful med-peds programs. At that time we made a conscious decision to be the best program we could be, not the biggest. At seven residents per year, we are large enough to have our own identity, but do not overwhelm either categorical residency.

Our goal is seamless integration, and quality of training, not quantity!


More Information

For more information on the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, please contact us at:

Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
UC Department of Internal Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Mail Location 0535
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0535

Phone: 513-584-0397
Fax: 513-584-0369

Program Director:
Jennifer K. O’Toole, MD, MEd, SFHM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Follow our program on Twitter and Instagram! @CincyMedPeds