The mission of the Pediatric Residency at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is to train knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional pediatricians capable of practicing general pediatrics in the community, practicing general pediatrics and pursuing scholarly activity in an academic setting, or succeeding in subspecialty fellowships. The program serves the community of Central Florida and cares for a significant underserved population, which aligns with the mission of our organization.


  1. To develop an academically outstanding group of residents who succeed on the General Pediatrics Certifying Exam.
  2. To train pediatricians who enter general / community pediatrics, general / academic pediatrics, and subspecialty fellowships.
  3. To train pediatricians for the state of Florida and elsewhere.
  4. To recruit and develop a diverse community of residents, including those underrepresented in medicine, in order to reflect growing diversity in our patient population.
  5. To contribute to scholarly activity related to pediatrics, by having our residents with faculty mentorship engage in a scholarly project that could include research, substantial quality improvement, or a major educational initiative or curriculum development.