The University of Florida Department of Pediatrics ranks in the Top 20 among pediatrics departments at public universities for National Institutes of Health, or 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.
In addition, we pride ourselves on our annual Pediatrics 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.