Pediatric Residency Program Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably changed our profession and our lives. As we embrace the “new normal”, our top priority remains the safety of our patients and health care teams.

coronavirus

Meet Our Team

Nicole Black, MD, M.Ed.

A Message from Our Director

We are thrilled that you are considering the University of Florida for your Pediatric Residency Training. We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with character, competence, and a caring heart who wish to learn and teach as they care for children at one of the leading health care systems in the nation.

Pediatric Residency Program Leadership Team

Leading the Way

Nationally Ranked and No. 1 in Florida

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in eight medical specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Exterior of UF & Shands Children's Hospital with rainbow over the building

Award Winning Program

Our program, residents, and faculty receive regular awards recognizing their achievements and dedication to pediatrics.

Brain Bowl Team 2017

Top Research Program

The UF Department of Pediatrics ranks 28th among pediatrics departments at public universities for NIH funding.

Dr. Mitchell & Team

National Leader in Advocacy Training

Our program is designed to give residents the skills necessary to develop, implement and evaluate an advocacy activity from beginning to end.

Woman Teaching Children

Our Education

Graduate Medical Education Program

Meet faculty and current trainees, get a glimpse of our campus and hear how proud we are of everyone who makes UF Health and the College of Medicine a great place to learn and grow.

Team of residents reviewing scans on a computer Play Video

UF Pediatric News

Pediatricians encouraged to discuss gun safety

Alexandra K. Byrne, MD, a pediatric resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, presented findings from a study showing that staff training programs and providing education materials about gun…

Following backlash and support, school board extends mask mandate in Alachua County Public Schools

Dr. Desmond Schatz, the interim physician-in-chief at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, said the mandate is a matter of right and wrong. “We need to put moral considerations ahead of…

Alachua County schools see COVID-19 infections, exposures drop

Adrienne Mott-Young, an UF Health Pediatrician and member of the school district’ Scientific Health Advisory Committee, said the county positivity rate should be less than 3% before the school district decides to…

Protect your family this flu season by getting vaccinated

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination coverage for the flu dropped throughout the 2020-2021 season. Following social distancing guidelines, improved hand hygiene and proper masking led to decreased rates of flu…