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Pediatric Rotating Residents

We welcome residents from other institutions who would like to complete a pediatric rotation. We treat rotating residents the same way we treat our general pediatric residents, and offer orientation during the summer and on the first business day of the month.

How to Apply

You must submit the following documents 30 days before the start of your rotation:

  • Completed application (linked below)
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Verification of criminal background/BCI/FBI fingerprinting completed at home hospital
  • Verification of immunizations (home institution standard requirement)
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • Copy of training certificate/permanent licensure for the State of Ohio
  • Curriculum vitae

Policy for Rotating Residents

When doing an inpatient pediatric rotation at Akron Children's Hospital, you must abide by the following:

  • You will not be able to take vacation/CME/conference time/USMLE or COMLEX tests during your rotation.
  • You will not be granted personal days off.
  • You will manage similar number of patients.
  • You will be required to work 1 week of nights (Sunday-Friday).
  • You will be required to attend didactic pediatric conferences:
    • Morning Report: Tuesday and Thursday, 8-9 a.m.
    • Grand Rounds: Fridays, 8-9 a.m.
    • Noon Conference: Monday-Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • You will not be scheduled on the inpatient, non-intensive care teams in July, December and June (blocks 1, 7, 13).
  • If you are absent 2 or more days from a scheduled inpatient pediatric rotation, our pediatric residency program director or associate director will contact your program director to discuss a completion plan for you.
  • The Family Practice In-Training examination, ALSO program (if required by the Family Practice program), and program retreats will be considered excused absences from scheduled inpatient rotations. Advance notice of 3 months is expected.
  • You will only be excused to attend continuity clinic on Wednesdays.
  • You will be required to comply with hospital HR policies. 
  • You must submit off-call requests for the rotation to the Pediatric Chief Resident 3 months before your start date. Off-call requests are subject to the approval of the Pediatric Chief Resident.

For more information, contact:

Catherine Rumbaugh
Rotating Resident Coordinator

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