Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital's 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 NCH Osteopathic 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. NCH sees over 12,000 inpatients and 160,000 patients in the outpatient setting over the year.
The three-year osteopathic residency training program in pediatrics is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) - College of Osteopathic Medicine and is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP). The program is currently approved for four residents for each of the three Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education (OGME) residency years. 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. Osteopathic residents also have exposure to principles and practice of osteopathic medicine as it applies to pediatrics through on-line self-guided courses and through lectures and practice sessions. Emphasis is placed on providing a balanced training program that prepares residents for the osteopathic certifying examinations and ensures them to undertake independent medical practice in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. The osteopathic residency program works intimately with the allopathic pediatric residency program at NCH.
NCH Osteopathic Pediatric Residency News
In September 2010, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Osteopathic 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, $1,907,712.00 grant will result in expansion of the Osteopathic Pediatric Residency Program through the addition of two new positions per year for three years (2011-2013) (Total of 6 new positions). This will result in innovative primary care endeavors and experiences. To view the list of awardees, please click here.
Department of Medical Education
Call: 305-669-5873 or email the Department.