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Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

The Support Network For Residents

Our faculty, the Med-Peds and categorical chief residents, are key support people and mentors. However, the most important support network is always your fellow residents. Some other key features that help our residents adjust to and thrive during residency are detailed below

Med-Peds Resident-Faculty Mentor Advisor Program

The goal of this program is to increase personal and career mentorship opportunities for our Med-Peds residents. In this program, a resident is paired up with a Med-Peds faculty member who they are able to meet with periodically. Popular topics of discussion include:

  • How are things going personally and at work?
  • Are you having any struggles that your faculty mentor-advisor can help with?
  • How can the faculty mentor-advisor provide support?
  • How is the resident managing their health and well-being?



Orientation is a two-week extravaganza that introduces you to the ins-and-outs of the Med-Peds residency as well as your categorical programs. There are a number of team-building and social activities for the interns, including a ropes course, a dinner cruise, a scavenger hunt, a cocktail party at the Newport aquarium, numerous picnics, and other fun activities.

Major Transitions During Residency

We recognize that early on in your residency transitioning from internal medicine to pediatrics (and vice versa), the first team leading experience, and the start of your 4th year (as you are searching for jobs or fellowships) can be stressful times. Therefore, we have special activities during these times of transition, including class dinners and re-orientations, that we plan annually to help support and encourage our residents.

Intern Retreats

There are also Intern retreats with both internal medicine and pediatrics. These retreats consist of a few days out of the hospital (with no pagers or clinical responsibilities!) that allow you the opportunity to enjoy time with your colleagues and to work off the stress of internship!


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