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 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.

Wellness Program

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

Library Resources

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

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:

  • Pediatrics in Review and PREP
  • NEJM Knowledge+ Pediatrics Board Review question bank
  • ExamMaster (available through the Borland library)

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