Program Director's Welcome
Director's Welcome Message
Welcome to the University of South Florida Pediatric Residency Program. We are so excited that you are interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics. Our program offers outstanding faculty, research opportunities, advocacy experiences and the benefits of working at two hospitals including Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa. Training at both our free standing children's hospital and our large urban city hospital gives you broad clinical experiences and exposes you to a diverse pediatric population. Additionally, we have an extensive array of outpatient clinical opportunities at many sites throughout Tampa Bay. Our program is committed to providing a strong foundation in pediatrics that is individualized to your needs and will prepare you for any career from primary care to hospitalist medicine and all the subspecialties.
You will work in a supportive environment with a balanced array of clinical responsibilities and educational opportunities, as well as opportunities for leadership and advocacy throughout your training. Resident education is the primary focus of our program, with didactic conferences including daily morning report, noon conferences, inpatient night curriculum, ER and PICU didactic conferences, evidence based medicine journal club, and monthly board review sessions. In 2018 we began and Academic Half Day (AHD) for all residents held twice per month. In addition to traditional training, we offer a global health rotation in Panama, the opportunity to get a certificate in the College of Public Health during residency, and additional primary care or specialty clinical experiences during your PL2 and PL3 year.
Tampa Bay is an exciting, diverse community with a cosmopolitan yet relaxed feel. We have many top museums, gorgeous beaches, amazing restaurants, numerous professional sports teams and outstanding theater and musical venues. We invite you to learn more about us through the website and encourage you to visit us and meet the residents, faculty and staff that make our program wonderful.