About Us

#1 Children’s Hospital in Florida, Ranked in 5 Specialties Nationally

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as the #1 Children’s Hospital in Florida and is ranked in five specialties nationally, according to the 2022-23 U.S. News and World Report rankings.

U.S. News Best Children's Hospital Badge

UF Ranked Fifth Among Top Public Universities

U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Florida fifth among top public universities in its 2022 Best Colleges rankings.

U.S. News Best College Ranking Badge

Program Overview

Welcome to the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Florida. We invite you to learn more about what we have to offer and what makes us unique.

The field of pediatrics continues to change due to the complexity of the children seen, the technologies available for pediatric care and the clinical models that we apply. Our primary focus is to create an educational environment which supports and meets the educational needs of each unique learner and gives each graduate the foundation he or she needs to be successful in his or her individual career path. We proudly offer unique opportunities for training in pediatrics with the creation of novel residency tracks at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. When you select our program, you are choosing to further your career at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation. You are choosing to learn from world-renowned clinicians and scientists at one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. You are making the decision to become a Florida Gator, and the feelings and pride that come with that title, are more than you can ever imagine.

Developing the Next Generation of Pediatric Scholars

Our goal is to develop the next generation of pediatric scholars who will distinguish themselves nationally and internationally. We will ensure that you receive outstanding clinical training while allowing you to achieve your academic goals. 

Our University of Florida pediatric resident graduates continue to excel on the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying Exam.  In the midst of the pandemic our 2020 and 2021 graduating classes, like our 2018 class, achieved a 100% board pass rate.  Our current three-year board pass rate on the first attempt is 96%, which is well above the national average.  These results would not be possible without the dedication of our program leaders and the hard work put in by those residents

Director’s Message

Hear from Dr. Nicole Paradise Black, Director of the Pediatric Residency Program

Program Leaders

Meet the team that helps make our residency program a success.

Residents & Fellows

Say hello to our residents and subspecialty residents and fellows.


Congratulate those who have sucessfully completed the Pediatric Residency Program.

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