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The 2014 Orlando Health Pediatric Residents at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children



CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE




Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in University of Florida at Orlando Health pediatric residency program.

What we learn and how we learn is influenced by the incredible teaching faculty that we interact with on a daily basis and the volume and variety of patient care experiences to which we are privileged to be a part of. Orlando Health and the University of Florida, through a special partnership, is pleased to offer a unique pediatric residency training opportunity rich in education and patient care experiences. The program is built upon the strengths of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, a US News and World Reports Recognized Best Children’s Hospital and leader in pediatric care in the Central Florida community and the University of Florida Department Of Pediatrics - one of the top recognized departments of pediatrics in the United States in medical education and research. We are extremely proud of our cadre of dedicated faculty of exceptional clinicians, our collegial educational environment, and the incredible opportunities for career development we provide. We offer a supportive network faculty mentors and an innovative Individualized Learning Curriculum that affords you the opportunity to individualize your training help you reach your professional goals. Whether your long-term interests lie in pediatric primary care, academic medicine, subspecialty medicine, or biomedical research, we trust that you will develop a very strong foundation for the rest of your career. So many of our program’s graduates have gone on to wonderful careers. We are very proud and sure that you will too!

Thank you,

Scott Rivkees, MD
Academic Chairman
Department of Pediatrics


PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE



Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida at Orlando Health Pediatric Residency Training Program!

As one of its any many proud graduates, it gives me great pleasure to share with you all the reasons why I chose this program for my residency training. As a resident, I was looking for a program that was medium sized, had a free standing children’s hospital, and that would help me develop into the best pediatrician I could be. I was also looking for a program that had attending physicians who were approachable and strong mentors, residents who pushed each other to be better in a supportive way, and a family-style atmosphere. I knew that residency would be challenging and I wanted to spend it in a program located in a special city full of sunshine and near beaches.

In my current role as Program Director, I am delighted to now have the opportunity to mentor future pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists much like I was guided and inspired. Our medical center continues to grow and develop exceptional clinical programs and services, exposing our residents to a wide range of clinical conditions and a diverse patient population. We have an exceptionally strong faculty of general pediatricians and subspecialists committed to mentorship and medical education. Our robust educational curriculum not only includes community experiences but also allows residents to pursue their individual interests through our tailored Individualized Learning Curriculum. Our new University of Florida affiliation opens many more exciting academic opportunities for our residents.

Thank you for considering our program. We look forward to sharing a special place for pediatric training with you!

Caroline Barangan, MD, FAAP
Program Director
Pediatric Residency Program





TRAINING LOCATIONS



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Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a 158-bed pediatric hospital facility and is the largest freestanding facility of its kind in the southeast. The hospital serves as a major referral center and includes a 17-bed Pediatric ICU unit and 26 bed Pediatric Special care Unit.

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Winnie Palmer HospitalWinnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies is a state-of-the art 11-story facility. The hospital contains 400,000 square feet, has 30 labor and delivery rooms, postpartum, high-risk antepartum units, along with full gynecology and reproductive services. It is the busiest labor and delivery center in the State with over 14,000 annual deliveries and specializes in high-risk births. The 112 bed Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital is largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the United States and is capable of the highest level of care for high-risk newborns. More than 1,600 babies are admitted into the Alexander Center for Neonatology each year, and more than 28,000 babies have been successfully treated since the unit opened in 1975. The Alexander Center for Neonatology consistently demonstrates the best outcome statistics in Florida for low birth-weight babies. Arnold Palmer Medical Center has been ranked as one of the Best Children's Hospitals in Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report.

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Take a tour of the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies -



Bert Martin's Champion for Children Pediatric Emergency Department & Trauma Center
Opened in 2007, the Bert Martin's Champion for Children Pediatric Emergency Department & Trauma Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital, is a 33 bed 23,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The center is the only Level One Pediatric Trauma Center in Central Florida and provides care for over 20,000 patients each year. Residents do 8-12 hour shifts under the supervision of board certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians during their rotation.
Orlando Health Primary Care Pediatrics

Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Specialty Practices
Arnold Palmer Hospital Specialty Practices provides excellent care and have been recognized by US News and World Reports Recognized Best Children’s Hospital in 8 Pediatric Specialties.

  • These specialty practices include:
  • Center for Digestive Health & Nutrition
  • Center for Orthopedics
  • Craniomaxillofacial Care & Surgery
  • Division of Genetics
  • Division of Neuropsychology
  • Division of Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology & Diabetes Center
  • Hewell Kids Kidney Center
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonary & Sleep Center
  • The Heart Center
For more information on our specialty practices, visit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children's Specialties & Services page.


SALARY AND BENEFITS


We provide competitive salary and benefits. To learn more about salary and benefits for Orlando Health residents, please view our Graduate Medical Education Resident/Fellow Benefits and Conditions of Appointment document.


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APPLICATION INFORMATION


Application Requirements:
  • Resident candidates must apply through ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service.
  • A personal interview is required. The Program Director reviews each application in ERAS. If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by e-mail with a letter of invitation. Interviews are done by invitation only.
  • Resident candidates must request USMLE scores to be forwarded to us via ERAS before the scheduled interview date. Osteopathic applicants must request NBOME scores to be forwarded by ERAS.
  • No cut off scores for USMLE or COMLEX exams, however you must pass on your 1st attempt.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation in addition to the dean's letter are required.
  • Interview dates are October through December.
  • The deadline for applying is December 1st.
  • You must be within 3 years of graduation from medical school, residency training or fellowship training. If you are more than 1 year from medical school graduation or training, “hands on” clinical experience in the United States is required. Observerships do not satisfy this requirement.
  • We accept international medical graduates. Eligibility for ECFMG certification is required prior to program ROL deadline in order to be eligible for ranking as a residency candidate. Please go to www.ecfmg.org for more information.
  • Both parts of USMLE 2 or COMLEX 2 must be completed and passed prior to program ROL deadline in order to be eligible for ranking as a residency candidate
  • We do not accept any type of visas. We do not offer any observerships, externships or pre-matches

    CONTACT US


    If you require more information, wish to apply to our residency program, or to sign-up for an elective rotation or acting internship, you can reach us by e-mail at pedsres@orlandohealth.com or by phone at 321.841.8562 or fax 407.872.0544.

    Lisa Bailey
    Senior Residency Coordinator

    Nancy Ramos
    Senior Residency Coordinator