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Image: Ayesha Mirza, M.D.
Ayesha Mirza, M.D.
Program Director

Image: Jose A. Canas, M.D.
Jose A. Canas, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Image: Jennifer A. Hipp, D.O., M.P.H.
Jennifer A. Hipp, D.O., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director

Image: Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.
Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Welcome to our three-year University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Program located in Jacksonville, Florida. When residents begin our program they enter our family of current residents, fellows and faculty who offer experienced training, guidance and support. As a result of all the efforts made by our dedicated faculty and amazing residents, we are very proud of our 3 year (2014-2016) American Board of Pediatrics pass rate of 93%, which is the best in the state of Florida!

Some highlights of our program are listed below:

  • Free-standing, newly constructed children's hospital
  • Tertiary care, metropolitan hospital with a Level I trauma center and a Level III NICU
  • Varied socio-economic population
  • Medical economics elective
  • State-of-the-art telemedicine and teleconferencing facilities
  • UF CARES/Rainbow Center, a comprehensive pediatric HIV/AIDS program
  • Twice-a-week longitudinal ambulatory outpatient experience in second and third years. Ambulatory clinics include UF community-based offices, private practices and federally qualified health centers
  • Recipient of $1.8 million Anne E. Dyson community pediatrics training grant (2002-2007)
  • Strong emphasis on advocacy and scholarship

We all wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors in the field of pediatrics. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can offer additional assistance.

Ayesha Mirza, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Jose A. Canas, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Jennifer A. Hipp, D.O., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

News & Announcements

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Rathore to serve on special board for pediatric infectious diseases

8/3/2016

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Upcoming Events

Dec 8
Dec 27

PAIP - Social Skills, Brick by Brick

From 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Dec 31

PAIP - Behavioral Boot Camp

From 8:00 AM until 8:30 PM

Jan 20

24th Annual CARD Conference

From 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM