Pediatrics Residency

In addition to the standard resident benefits (i.e. stipends, insurance, paid leave/sick days etc.), this program offers:

Paid Conference Leave

Up to five conference days per year are available for scholarly activities. Additional leave may also be approved under select circumstances. Residents who serve as program representatives to the AAP and FCAAP generally attend the national AAP and FCAAP conferences. The program provides sponsorship for residents presenting their scholarly work. These must be approved by the program director.

Beach Day for Pediatric Residents

Paid Membership

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (includes PREP, PIR)
  • Duval County Medical Society

Educational Allowance

Educational stipends are also disbursed annually for each year of training

Paid Interview Leave

The program provides 5 days off for fellowship interviews/jobs during residency. Additional days off can be taken using accrued vacation days.

Maternity/Paternity Leave

Residents/fellows may take up to 6 weeks of leave for personal or familial needs. Once during each resident’s three-year residency training period, 4 weeks of paid leave will be provided for this purpose, which can be used in conjunction with 2 weeks of sick leave for a total of 6 weeks without requiring extension of training. For further details please see the institutional leave policy under standard resident benefits. Additional leave may be taken as needed utilizing annual sick or vacation days. In addition, the program has always made multiple accommodations for residents needing time for personal or family reasons beyond the allowed paid leave if there are extenuating circumstances. This has allowed trainees the time needed to care for themselves as well as close family without extending the period of training.

Wellness Program

  • Annual holiday party
  • Big Brother – Big Sister Mentor Program
  • Birthday recognition
  • Center for Healthy Minds and Practice (CHaMP) - Free, confidential mental health counseling and wellness program available to all employees
  • Complimentary health club memberships at Baptist Medical Center and UF Health Jacksonville
  • Cultural events
  • FREE physician wellness program through the Duval County Medical Society
  • Graduation banquet
  • Monthly wellness noon conference
  • Participation in community activities/service
  • Resident assistance program (RAP)
  • Resident mentor program
  • Resident retreats

Library Resources

  • Baptist Medical Center Library
  • Nemours Children’s Health Pediatric Library
  • UF Borland Medical Library (many resources are also available online and can be accessed from residents' personal computers)

Windows Surface Pro tablets are provided by Wolfson Children’s Hospital for each resident at the start of their residency training. These tablets are theirs to keep once residency training is completed.

Educational Resources

The program provides multiple resources to the residents to study throughout the three years of training and help them with board preparation. These resources include:

  • ExamMaster (available through the Borland library)
  • Med Study books & flashcards available for self-study
  • NEJM Knowledge+ Pediatrics Board Review question bank
  • Pediatrics in Review and PREP

In addition, we also have an on-site board review series run by experienced faculty.

Sponsored Courses

  • Advanced airway course (optional)
  • NRP
  • PALS

Also provided

  • Free parking at both major sites (UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital)
  • Meal tickets at both UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital