Today is Monday, Jun. 17, 2019

Department of

Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs


                   Our Med-Peds Leadership Team

Caroline Mueller, MD, MEd          Jennifer O'Toole, MD, MEd          Benjamin Kinnnear, MD       


Directors' Welcome

Dear visitors and potential applicants,

Thank you so much for visiting our website! We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We are so fortunate to be able to showcase our wonderful program, our amazing residents, and our dedicated, experienced faculty! Some additional highlights of our program that we believe provides a world-class, cutting-edge training programs for our residents include:

  • Outstanding categorical programs – Our residents are fortunate to participate in the innovative educational experiences offered by our core pediatric and internal medicine training programs. In addition to well-appointed clinical services that provide an optimal balance of patient care exposure, supervision, rigor and teaching, our residents are also able to receive hands-on experience in quality improvement, state-of-the-art simulation experiences, and patient/family centered care.
  • Our Med-Peds Clinic – We like to call our Med-Peds clinic the “crown jewel” of our residency training program! Our combined resident-faculty Med-Peds clinic inspires residents from day one to “become” the doctor for their panel of patients. Residents and faculty practice side-by-side which allows for optimal mentorship as our residents gain skills to become excellent primary care physicians.
  • Acute Care and Primary Care Tracks – As residency training has advanced over the past 20 years, and career options have become endless following residency, we recognized a need to individualize the training experience for each resident. In 2017, we launched our acute care and primary care tracks to help provide a more individualized mentorship and clinical experience for residents interested in careers as hospitalists or hospital-based subspecialties (via the acute care track), or as primary care physicians (via the primary care track). Residents still complete all of the standard ACGME program requirements, however if they elect to participate in a track they are able to experience individualized mentorship with faculty members, specialized educational experiences, and an opportunity to be involved with research or quality improvement work related to their track.
  • Exposure to a Full Spectrum of illnesses and patients – Our residents are fortunate that they are able to practice in two quaternary-care hospitals where they get to see patients with rare diseases and work alongside the subspecialists that care for them. However, they are fortunate that they also get an immense amount of exposure to “bread-and-butter” pediatrics and internal medicine via general inpatient services and ambulatory experiences. As a result, at the conclusion of their residency, our residents are competent and confident to care for any patient and diagnosis that may come their way in their future career!
  • Focus on Medical Education - Here in Cincinnati, medical education is OUR specialty. All of our program directors (including our categorical counterparts!) have advanced training in adult learning techniques, educational theory, and educational scholarship obtained via a Master's in Education or similar courses of study. We strive to be on the cutting edge of innovative practices in residency education and participate in educational research that proves that what we are doing impacts our residents and the patients they care for. This dedication to medical education permeates into everything we do, and as a result many of our residents develop an appreciation and expertise in the area also!
  • Strong Support Network -  We believe that building a strong social support network for our residents allows them to thrive during their time as a resident. We have built a supportive and family-like atmosphere through initiatives such as allowing our residents to rotate through pediatrics and internal medicine together, social activities for residents and faculty that are open to family members, a mentor-advisor program between residents and Med-Peds faculty, an open-door policy for feedback and improvement, and the presence of a fifth-year Med-Peds Chief with the sole function of supporting our residents.  

We hope you enjoy learning more about our program on our website. Our residents are our best asset and we are dedicated to making their residency training experience the best possible!

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at or 513-584-0397.


Jennifer K. O’Toole, MD, MEd

Program Director, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program

Caroline V. Mueller, MD, MEd

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program

Benjamin Kinnear, MD

Assistant Program Director for Quality Improvement Training, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program


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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
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics