We believe an optimal educational program depends on a close faculty-resident relationship and a curriculum that provides a diverse clinical exposure and fosters a progression in resident responsibility and independence. The University of Florida residency curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure this.
Our 90 full-time pediatricians and 53 affiliates are available to the residents as mentors in patient care, teaching, and research. The Pediatric Residency Program exposes residents to the full spectrum of pediatrics-from health maintenance and disease prevention in the well child to complex intensive care of sick children. Our program balances teaching conferences with hands-on, supervised learning and offers an excellent combination of inpatient and outpatient care.
There are thirteen four-week rotations each year. Curriculum development is guided by the Program Evaluation Committee and Curriculum Sub-Committee which acts by facilitating feedback from residents on curriculum issues and program direction. Its members include residents, faculty, and community pediatricians. Curriculum changes are based on the program’s educational goals and guidelines set by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Read more about the Pediatric Residency Program curriculum.