Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
To provide excellent family centered healthcare to children in an academic environment that exceeds the expectations of those we serve and educate.
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 as they expand their medical knowledge and acquire further clinical expertise. Emphasis is placed on providing a balanced training program that prepares residents for the pediatric certifying examination and independent medical practice in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. Our residency program offers experience in all facets of pediatric care from the most complex intensive care to the ambulatory practice of general pediatrics.
The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program is designed in accordance with the American Board of Pediatrics requirement of three core years in general pediatrics and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
This program is robust in educational activities designed to emphasize high-yield pediatric board exam topics. These include morning report discussions, noon core curriculum lectures, interactive board review sessions, self-directed learning tools such as the AAP Prep Online questions, and MedStudy board preparation books, video library, and flash cards. Additionally, the PGY-3 residents are required to attend the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Annual Pediatric Board Review Course. This comprehensive four day review course is designed for pediatricians who are preparing for the American Board of Pediatrics certification or recertification examination.
These efforts have greatly contributed to the strong scores received by Nicklaus Children's Hospital residents on the American Board of Pediatrics In-training Examinations and the high program board passing rates on the ABP Certification Exam. Our program has a board-passing rate of 90%! This is a three-year average inclusive of the ABP and AOBP Initial Certification Exams.
The Pediatric Residency Program is extremely proud of our residents' academic accomplishments. Among these achievements, we recognize our residents' history of successful placements in many of our nation's top fellowship training programs. Over the years, our residents have gone on to pursue fellowships in numerous pediatric subspecialty areas as depicted here and have become leaders in their fields.
Nicklaus also offers fellowships in various pediatric specialties.
The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program is affiliated with the Florida International University (FIU) Hebert Wertheim 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.
In accordance with the ACGME requirements, each training program is expected to form a Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) to formally review each resident on a semiannual basis. The program director appoints the CCC. The CCC must have at least three program core faculty (excluding the program director) who have the opportunity to observe and evaluate the residents. The CCC meets semiannually to review and discuss each individual residents’ performance data and make a consensus decision on the progress of each resident by applying assessment data to the pediatric milestones. The CCC serves as an early warning system/early identification if a resident fails to progress in the educational program and make recommendations to the program director for resident progress including promotion, remediation, and dismissal. The program director or associate program director meets with each resident semi-annually to review the CCC report. To learn more about the CCC click here.
Below are the faculty members who serve on the CCC committee (in addition to the Program Director, Associate Program Directors and Chief Residents) for the Pediatric Residency Program: