Pediatrics Residency

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Wolfson Children’s Hospital exemplifies the collaboration between the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, UF Health Jacksonville and the pediatric community. Their mission is to provide optimal health for the region’s children by providing patient- and family-centered care, education, research and child advocacy. This mission aligns with, and has led to a very harmonious, optimal partnership with our pediatric residency program.

Each institution contributes its strengths to make Wolfson Children’s a nationally recognized children’s hospital providing nearly all pediatric subspecialty services, along with pediatric research, education, and child health advocacy beyond its hospital walls. Wolfson Children’s Hospital currently consists of 240 pediatric beds. This includes intensive care, cardiovascular intensive care, oncology and bone marrow and neonatal intensive care units. With the completion of the new state of the art Borowry Children's Critical Care Tower in early 2022, we expanded our PICU beds to 26 and NICU beds to 75. The tower also houses a 12 bed CVICU and 2 bed specialty wound and burn unit. The tower features advanced-level technology and equipment, including a dedicated Embrace® Neonatal MRI system, designed for imaging the developing brains of the tiniest patients. It is the first system installed in Florida and one of three in the country. We will also be implementing a new Philips Predictive Analytics Platform in the new tower that will help us use machine learning to supplement clinicians in decision-making for the most fragile and vulnerable infants we care for in our NICU. Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s “50 Best Children’s Hospitals”.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is also one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country to earn recognition in outstanding patient safety and quality care from the Leap Frog Group.

Features of Wolfson Children’s Hospital include:

  • Behavioral Health Center
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Childhood Cancer Center including CAR-T and MIBG therapies
  • Clinical Research Center
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program
  • Gastroenterology Center
  • Heart Center
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Newborn Intensive Care Units
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Program
  • Imaging/Interventional Radiology

Wolfson Children’s Hospital provides technologically advanced, family-centered care in a soothing, comfortable and newly refurbished facility. The hospital’s design and layout are child-friendly and colorful, making the hospital experience the best it can be for children and their families. The hospital also has Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services. The hospital is designated as a pediatric trauma referral center by the State of Florida.

UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Jacksonville is a 695-bed private, not-for-profit medical, teaching and research facility serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

As an innovator in health care, UF Health Jacksonville provides state-of-the-art services. These include a regional pediatric trauma center, regional Level III neonatal intensive care unit, developmental evaluation program and a stabilization unit for children requiring inpatient trauma care. This hospital is also the first in Florida and one of the few in the nation to have a state-of-the-art proton beam cancer treatment facility on its campus.

UF Health Jacksonville has become one of the finest teaching hospitals in the Southeast, due largely to the affiliation with the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville. This affiliation has served to further develop the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville medical residency programs offered on the Jacksonville campus. In addition, as the area’s safety net hospital, it offers our trainees the chance to work with patients from varied socio-economic groups, thus exposing them not only to greater diversity, but also help them understand the impact social determinants of health have on healthcare delivery and outcomes.

UF Health Jacksonville’s greatest achievement is the successful integration of patient care, education and research with the medical services of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. With about 3,400 employees to service the health needs of the region, UF Health Jacksonville meets its commitment to excellence in medical education and quality medical care.

Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville

Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville

Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville is a pediatric multispecialty center that provides outpatient subspecialty care for children. The staff consists of more than 160 doctors and support staff. The medical subspecialties include behavioral pediatrics, pulmonology, allergy, immunology, gastroenterology and nutrition, endocrinology and metabolism, neurology, infectious diseases and hematology/oncology. Surgical subspecialties include general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, ophthalmology and anesthesiology. Outpatient services include physical and occupational therapy, outpatient pharmacy, day medicine facility and pediatric home health. Pediatric radiologists provide a full complement of diagnostic modalities for both inpatient and outpatient evaluations.

The clinic is funded by the Nemours Foundation. Its mission is to service the medical needs of the children of Florida. Residents can expect a full range of experiences in the outpatient clinics, as well as consultation on in-patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, adjacent to the clinic. Research is an important component of Nemours, and residents may find exciting opportunities that fit their interests. A pediatric medical library is also available onsite.

Why Jacksonville?

Downtown Jacksonville at night

Jacksonville is the largest city by land area in the continental U.S. We are lucky to have access to expansive waterways, parks galore, and relaxing beaches. The vibrancy of the city lies in its neighborhoods. The historic Riverside, Avondale, and San Marco area, home to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, are centers for modern dining, boutique shopping, and community events.

The Blue Angels flying over Jacksonville hospitals to honor health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Friday, May 9, 2020.
The Blue Angels flying over Jacksonville hospitals to honor health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Friday, May 9, 2020.

The downtown area continues to expand and offers professional sporting events (Jacksonville Jaguars football, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball, and Jacksonville Armada FC soccer) and artistic experiences (Jacksonville Symphony, Florida Theatre, Free Public Library events, music concerts and festivals). We invite you to discover our community with us.

Our residents have compiled a document with a wealth of resources and information on Jacksonville Housing Tips .pdf (Adobe PDF Document). Please note that given the size of the city, while there are buses that run within the urban core and on other major routes, a car is definitely required. Both Uber and Lyft as well as private transportation services and taxis are also easily available.

For more Jacksonville exploration, view the areas page on visitjacksonville.com.