University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health

Program Director and Chairman’s Message

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health / Arnold Palmer Medical Center.

Arnold Palmer Medical Center and the University of Florida, through a special partnership, are pleased to offer a unique pediatric residency training opportunity rich in education and patient care.  The program is built upon the strengths of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, a US News and World Report Best Children’s Hospital and leader in pediatric care in Central Florida, and the University of Florida Department Of Pediatrics, one of the top programs in the United States for medical education and research.

Arnold Palmer Medical Center is located in Orlando’s vibrant downtown.  Our pediatric residency has been ACGME-accredited for over 40 years and has a longstanding tradition of excellence in Central Florida.  Our dedicated and supportive faculty, exceptional patient diversity, and collegial educational environment form the basis of our pediatric residency.  The program maintains a strong focus on primary care, while providing exposure to pediatric specialties and medically complex children in a free-standing tertiary care children’s hospital.  Whether your long-term interests lie in pediatric primary care, academic medicine or subspecialty medicine, you will develop a strong foundation for your future.  Many of our graduates have gone on to wonderful careers.  We are sure that you will too!

J. Gene Chen MD, MHS 
Program Director 
University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health 
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Scott Rivkees, MD
Academic Chairman
University of Florida Department of Pediatrics