Our residency is focused on building a strong foundation in general pediatrics, which will help those pediatricians who wish to go on to pursue specialty training.
Nemours attendings have a keen awareness of meaningful opportunities for residents. The focus is on facilitating learning, encouraging demonstration of knowledge acquisition, and allowing the application of that knowledge through critical decision-making to develop residents’ confidence and autonomy.
- Allergy and Immunology
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Cardiology (Advanced)
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Infectious Diseases
- Interventional Radiology
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Medical Genetics
- Narrative Medicine
- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Sleep Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Independent Study
- Research Elective
We help prepare residents to take and pass the boards.
The continuity clinic provides a medical home for an underserved population. All residents will participate in a longitudinal outpatient experience for a minimum of 36 half-day sessions per year. Clinic participation also includes online curriculum for common primary health care concerns.
Residents are required to have a research project or scholarly activity completed by the end of their residency. The program includes educational conferences and mentorship in research design, implementation, and writing abstracts and manuscripts.
Through an online toolkit, Nemours Biomedical Research offers a multitude of services and resources for all phases of research study, from idea inception to study closure. The intent of this toolkit is to help facilitate research activities, promote research services, and improve navigation of the research process for the investigators and research teams.
Experience in simulations is integral to the delivery of safe and effective care. The residency curriculum includes training at the Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) on-site simulation center. Modules include mock codes, procedural skills, family-centered care, delivery of bad news and TeamSTEPPS ®.
Your patients will teach you much of what you need to know to be an outstanding pediatrician. Here’s how we translate that into traditional learning opportunities:
Four Times Per Week
- Morning Report
- Noon Conference
- Grand Rounds
- Narrative Medicine
- Bioethics Conference
- Clinical Pathological Case Presentation
- Journal Club
- Morbidity and Mortality
- Workshops and Retreats (topics vary)
Residents will complete an ILP that will contain short- and long-term SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant, timely) goals. It will include goals related to overall health and wellness. We use MedHub to track our residents’ progress in their ILPs.
Educational technology is a cornerstone at our state-of-the-art hospital. We also offer robust library services, which include an on-site medical librarian at NCH and access to the University of Central Florida College of Medicine library system. Resources include:
- Ovid MEDLINE®
- Harriet Lane Handbook
- Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
- Red Book Online®
- Access to evidence-based care pathways and other resources
During ambulatory care rotations, residents will offer care in Nemours practices designated as pediatric medical homes. You will engage in community pediatrics and child advocacy through:
- Teen parent programs
- The Zebra Coalition, a network of organizations providing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and youth of all identities (LGBT+) ages 13-24
- The Central Florida Dreamplex, a center for fitness and recreation for families with special needs
- Central Florida’s Children’s Home, for children whose parents cannot or will not provide for them
- The Children’s First Health Care system, which provides care for the most medically fragile children via pediatric medical day cares, residential medical group homes and outpatient pediatric services
- Shepherd’s Hope, which offers free health services to children who are at or below the 200 percent of the poverty level, or are uninsured or not eligible for government programs
- The KNIGHTS (Keeping Neighbors In Good Health Through Service) Clinic at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, coordinated by medical students and staffed by students and physician volunteers