Mission, Aims, Goals and Objectives
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

University of Florida pediatric emergency medicine physician Dr. Madeline Joseph sees patients at the UF Health Jacksonville Pediatric Emergency Department.


Our program will provide exceptional training that transforms pediatric and emergency medicine residency graduates into board-certified, independently practicing pediatric emergency medicine physicians who excel in any clinical environment and are prepared to assume leadership roles in the future.

Program Aims

To produce confident, professional pediatric emergency physicians who are qualified and capable of assuming leadership roles in the clinical, research, educational and administrative aspects of pediatric emergency medicine, our program will:

  • Provide an in-depth clinical experience in both the diagnostic evaluation and management of a broad range of pediatric emergency patients.
  • Train physicians in the immediate recognition, evaluation, treatment and disposition of patients in the emergency department setting.
  • Develop the potential of fellows interested in assuming leadership, particularly interested in education and research.
  • Provide an experience that will allow fellows in training to acquire the administrative skills necessary to perform leadership tasks that contemporary pediatric emergency physicians are and should be, assuming.
  • Provide a broad base of experience in pediatric emergency medicine and in all related specialties, with graded responsibilities for teaching and research integrated.
  • Provide an environment in which fellows are able to achieve the core competencies required to successfully practice pediatric emergency medicine, including professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to provide safe and effective patient care, life-long learning aimed at continually improving medical knowledge and clinical practice and integrating and influencing medical care systems to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Create a fellowship experience that allows fellows to develop academic and administrative skills necessary to become future leaders in the specialty of emergency medicine.


Our goals are to train physicians who are competent in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine, as well as being capable of assuming leadership roles in research, teaching, and administrative aspects of pediatric emergency medicine.


  • To provide an excellent clinical experience in the management of pediatric patients of all ages with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries.
  • To train physicians in the immediate recognition and treatment of life threatening illnesses including medical, surgical, and psychiatric emergencies.
  • To train physicians in the recognition, evaluation and management of pediatric physical and sexual abuse.
  • To provide physicians with the skills necessary to meet the emotional needs of patients, their families, and the Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) staff during stressful events such as sudden illness, injury and death.
  • To facilitate good working relationships with colleagues and consultants.
  • To provide experience in teaching and supervising residents and students rotating in the PED.
  • To provide opportunities for physicians to acquire skills in oral presentation, medical writing, and research design.
  • To develop an understanding of the administrative aspects of a PED.