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Program Directors' Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Residency at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Our program 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 for our training. The program maintains a strong focus on primary care, while providing exposure to pediatric specialties and medically complex children.

Our program is based at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital, consistently recognized in US News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital and a leader in pediatric care in Central Florida. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital is a free-standing, tertiary care, teaching hospital located in Orlando’s vibrant downtown. The hospital includes a pediatric emergency department, multiple inpatient floors, PICU, CVICU, subspecialty wards and clinics, and the region’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, located across the street, hosts the NICU and Nursery. The Orlando Health Primary Care Pediatrics Clinic houses the resident Continuity Clinic and Acute Clinic and is a short walk away.

Whether your long-term interests lie in primary care, academic medicine, or subspecialty medicine, you will develop a strong foundation for your future. Our graduates have gone on to wonderful careers. We are sure that you will too!

Jerome Gene Chen

Sincerely,

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

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