The UF Department of Pediatrics ranks 28th among pediatrics departments at public universities for NIH funding, so there is no surprise that our pediatric residency program exudes a culture of research. Our NIH funding over the years has continued to increase, whereas other institutions across the nation have seen their dollars decrease significantly. Because of our dedication to research, the UF Department of Pediatrics hosts one of the only medical student research forums in the nation, which attracts more than 100 attendees each year. Learn more about how the Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum fosters interest in pediatric research.
In addition, we pride ourselves on our annual Pediatric Science Day, which gives trainees the opportunity to present their research to their colleagues and obtain scientific feedback in a friendly environment. Research is an important part of our culture with strong participation by all levels of learners and faculty. Visit our Pediatric Research department for more information.
To read more about why research is so important to us, please read this article: http://explore.research.ufl.edu/an-unexpected-reminder.html