The field of pediatrics is constantly changing due to the complexity of the children seen, the technologies available for pediatric care, and the clinical models that we apply. There are also new demands placed upon practitioners as the skills necessary for clinical and biomedical research exceed those needed just a decade ago. As such, current models of pediatric residency training need new directions to meet the needs of children and society while cultivating the unique learning needs of each resident. Working within the guidelines mandated by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), we proudly offer opportunities for training in pediatrics in one of five different novel residency tracks at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida.
This track is for physicians seeking a career in general pediatrics. The “medical home” is the primary care hub where the health care of children is centered, and pediatricians work with subspecialists to coordinate tertiary care.
The global health track provides residents with training in international medical care as it relates to children’s health.
Through the public health track, residents will have the opportunity to explore courses in public health and be involved in educational experiences related to these issues.
The research track is for individuals interested in research as part of their career path. Opportunities afforded include electives in research with exposure and involvement in numerous and varied research projects.
The intended audience for this program is residents who anticipate a career in academic medicine, desire to engage in scholarship related to teaching and learning, and hold aspirations of leadership roles in institutions with academic health sciences programs