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Director's Welcome

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our 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 outstanding faculty!

Med-Peds asks a lot from you – learning two specialties in four years is no small feat! As a leadership team, we are dedicated to supporting our residents on their journey through Med-Peds training. We truly see our program as a Med-Peds family, forging relationships through experiences that can only be encountered in the journey of residency training.

Our team’s guiding philosophies in leading the Med-Peds program are:

Servant leadership – Our job is to support, mentor, advise, sponsor, and serve our amazing residents during their 4 years of training and beyond.

Equity – Our goal is to provide each resident with what they require to thrive, recognizing that individuals may have different needs, goals, and interests.

Flexibility – Education works best when we can integrate multiple philosophies and approaches. We love to creatively imagine new ways of approaching education.

Co-creation – We involve our residents in all program innovations and changes and invite them to help shape every aspect of our program.

Humility – We are forthcoming and transparent with our challenges and mistakes, embracing a growth mindset when we fail.

Joy – We LOVE being able to work with our amazing residents. We find joy in learning with and from them.

We are so thankful that our incredible residents have chosen to learn and grow with us. We hope you consider joining us too!

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 513-558-4704.

Program Directors standing together Sincerely,

Benjamin Kinnear, MD, MEd - Program Director

Leslie Applegate, MD - Associate Program Director

Nicole Damari, MD, MS - Associate Program Director

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University of Cincinnati
Med-Peds Residency Program

231 Albert Sabin Way
Medical Sciences Building
MLC 0557
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0557

Phone: 513-558-7768
Fax: 513-558-3878