Pediatric Residency Program
Our mission is to provide excellent family centered healthcare to children in an academic environment that exceeds the expectations of those we serve and educate; as well as to collaborate with others in our community to improve the health status of children.
The Miami Children's Health System/Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program offers experience in all facets of pediatric care from the most complex intensive care to the office practice of general pediatrics to community-outreach programs. Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, houses 289 beds with over 40 pediatric specialties and a vast medical staff that includes more than 650 attending physicians and over 210 sub-specialists. Nicklaus Children's Hospital sees over 12,000 inpatients and 160,000 patients in the outpatient setting over the year.
The three-year residency training program in pediatrics is affiliated with the Florida International University (FIU) College of Medicine and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program is currently approved for 84 residents and two chief residents. In addition, fellowships in varying specialties are offered. The focus of the program is to prepare residents for a lifetime of quality practice either in primary care pediatrics or in the subspecialty of their choosing. During the course of the program, residents assume increasing responsibility for patient care, acquiring clinical expertise, knowledge and skills along the way. Emphasis is placed on providing a balanced training program that prepares residents for the certifying examinations and ensures them to undertake independent medical practice in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Pediatric Residency News
Beginning on the 2015 match year (for academic year 2015-2016), the GME Department at Miami Children’s Health System/Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will only be participating in the Allopathic match. The Department will no longer participate in the Osteopathic match.
In September 2010, the Miami Children's Health System/Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program was the only Pediatric Program in the State of Florida to be awarded a HRSA Grant through the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Primary Care Residency Expansion (T89). This 5 years, $2,861,568.00 grant will result in expansion of the Pediatric Residency Program through the addition of three new positions per year for three years (2011-2013) (Total of 9 new positions). This will result in innovative primary care endeavors and experiences. To view the list of awardees, please click here.
Our FIU Affiliation
The Miami Children's Health System/Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program is affiliated with the Florida International University (FIU) College of Medicine. The FIU Department of Pediatrics is based at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, under the leadership of Dr. Jefry Biehler, Chairman of the FIU Department of Pediatrics.
Department of Medical Education at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Call: 305-669-5873 or email the Department.