Image

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the AdventHealth Orlando Pediatric Residency Program! I am very excited to tell you about our residency program in Orlando Florida. It has been a very busy and exciting time as we have grown our residency program to its full size and watched the amazing growth of AdventHealth for Children.

We are looking for fun, motivated residents to join our family of close knit, supportive residents in a dynamic, fast growing Children’s Hospital in sunny Orlando. I hope you will consider giving us a look. I would be more than happy to speak with you about our program over the phone or email. Please do not hesitate to contact me

Stacy McConkey, MD, FAAP
Program Director

 

Click below to view video on the Pediatrics Residency Program

a group of pediatricians posing for a photo

About the Program

We received our initial accreditation in April of 2013 from the ACGME and began the program in July of 2013. We are accredited for 6 residents per year and graduated our inaugural class in 2016. The Pediatric Residency Program is designed with the Adult Learner in mind- and can accommodate those who wish to do General Pediatrics or go into a subspecialty via fellowship. As a small sized residency program, we have the flexibility to allow residents to customize their training program- they can participate in away rotations, research electives or specialized electives in our ICUs or subspecialties. The Children’s Hospital has a diverse patient population with an amazing array of pathology among all the subspecialty areas. We not only see a variety of common pediatric illnesses, but also have the opportunity to care for patients from all over the world   with our proximity to tourism locations.  The residents are an integral part of the team caring for patients, which consists  of faculty physicians, medical students, nurses, Nurse Practitioners and the extensive support system within the Children’s Hospital.

Friends video chatting.

Open House Events!

Our program will be hosting two virtual open houses for prospective medical students. We look forward to meeting you! Please use the links below to register via Zoom. 

Facilities

AdventHealth for Children in the Walt Disney Pavilion is a medium sized Children’s Hospital within a Hospital in Orlando Florida. AdventHealth Orlando has been taking care of children in the Orlando area for over 100 years and we teamed up with Disney in 2006 to design the Walt Disney Pavilion. The Walt Disney Pavilion opened in 2011, is an amazing Children’s Hospital designed by the Imagineers of Disney to promote the healing of children.

We are the only Children’s hospital in the AdventHealth Hospital system, and serve 13 AdventHealth hospitals in Central Florida as a referral center. The Children’s hospital has over 200 inpatient beds, including a 22 bed PICU, 9 bed CVICU, and a 91 bed NICU. We have over 8,000 admissions per year and see around 30,000 kids in our pediatric emergency rooms. The Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, which is the site for our Residency Continuity Clinic in Winter Garden, Southwest Orlando, is a busy primary care clinic with 5 General Pediatricians and an Adolescent Medicine Specialist.

Two children observing colorful statues from The Little Mermaid
child pretending to be a doctor

AdventHealth For Children Virtual Tour

AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, is a leader in providing whole-person care for kids. And we are excited to train our future general and subspecialty pediatricians who feel called to join us on our mission to heal in body, mind and spirit. Our Pediatric Residency Program led by Stacy A. McConkey, MD, FAAP, applies the adult learning and Disney Guest Service model to support our residents’ advancement in all core competencies, including patient care, satisfaction, quality and safety.

Photo of AdventHealth for Children

Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of General Pediatricians, Hospitalists, Intensive Care Specialists and a broad variety of Pediatric Subspecialists and Surgeons who are providing hands on care to patients here in our Children’s Hospital. They come from a variety of backgrounds, and have interests in Education, Research and Quality Improvement/ Patient Safety. One of the many benefits of our program includes the fact that the residents is that they get to work directly with the faculty, who are very supportive and value the resident input.

 Pediatric Residency Faculty

6 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow. These items are in a slider. To advance slider forward, press Shift-Command-Right Arrow. To advance slider backward, press Shift-Command-Left Arrow.

PGY-3 Residents

6 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow. These items are in a slider. To advance slider forward, press Shift-Command-Right Arrow. To advance slider backward, press Shift-Command-Left Arrow.
Barbara Ximenes Braz, MD

Barbara Ximenes Braz, MD

Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) Faculdade de Medicina

 

Emma Mancini, MD

Emma Mancini, MD

Trinity School of Medicine

Chief Resident

 

Headshot of AdventHealth GME Resident Doctor Hares

Feras Hares, MD

University of Toledo

 

Marlene Fernandez, DO

Marlene Fernandez, DO

Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine

Chief Resident

 

Monica Janine Lee, MD

Monica Lee, MD

Cebu Institute of Medicine

 

Philip Jay Frayre, MD

Philip Frayre, MD

University of Arkansas College of Medicine

 

PGY-2 Residents

6 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow. These items are in a slider. To advance slider forward, press Shift-Command-Right Arrow. To advance slider backward, press Shift-Command-Left Arrow.
Caio Freitas, MD

Caio Freitas, MD

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-Campinas) Faculdade de Ciências Médicas

 

Callie Alt, MD

Callie Alt, MD

University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School

 

Chantal Soobhanath, MD

Chantal Soobhanath, MD

St. George's University School of Medicine

 

Chelsea Hawthorne, MD

Chelsea Hawthorne, DO

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Melinda Chance, MD

Melinda Chance, MD

American University of Antigua College of Medicine

AHS Doctor

Ricardo Castillo-Galvan, MD

La Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi

PGY-1 Residents

6 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow. These items are in a slider. To advance slider forward, press Shift-Command-Right Arrow. To advance slider backward, press Shift-Command-Left Arrow.
female physician headshot

Zenobia Cooper, MD

University of the West Indies, Jamaica  

female physician headshot

Kimberly DeLeon, MD

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

female physician headshot

Katelyn Hernandez, DO

Edward Via College of Medicine

female physician headshot

Victoria Larson, MD

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

female physician headshot

Audrey Merrill, MD

St. George's University 

female physician headshot

Anniesha Noel, MD

St. George's University 

Curriculum

The educational curriculum includes a broad variety of conferences, including case-based discussions, didactic lecture, morning report and simulation experiences with faculty involvement. We also have some self-study modules, and online curriculum. Our faculty and residents have developed specialized curriculum, such as Breastfeeding educational modules, Financial Wellness training, and a Peer Mentoring program to supplement the Conference series.

We are utilizing the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications to organize our educational series to repeat every 12 months- to ensure that all residents have a chance to experience the topics needed to practice Pediatrics today. We also are providing access to the AAP’s Pedialink, and Med Study Question banks as well as a variety of Board Prep materials.

Conference types include the following:

6 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow

Resident Schedules

The rotation schedule consists of 13 four-week blocks per year, with a mix of in and outpatient rotations which follow the Pediatric RC guidelines with 6 rotations over three years allotted for individualized curriculum (resident chosen) to prepare each resident for their chosen career path.

3 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow

Simulation

The Pediatric residency program is fortunate to work with the AdventHealth Simulation team to provide training for our residents in all areas of patient care.

4 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow

Program Information

2 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow

Research/Scholarly Productivity/ QI

As one of the key components in ACGME program requirements, research activity and scholarly productivity is an essential part of training in the era of evidence-based medicine, we strongly believe at AdventHealth Orlando that residents should develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the publications and apply new knowledge in their clinical practice, fostering their intellectual curiosity that drives the future of medical care forward.

3 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow

Alumni

6 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow

FAQs

12 items. To interact with these items, press Control-Option-Shift-Right Arrow
Doctor working on a computer with notepad.

Application Process

Join Our Resident Team

We will be accepting reservations through ERAS only and will begin to offer invitations to interview virtually on a rolling basis starting at the end of October. Interview scheduling will be done through the ERAS scheduler and interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams or Zoom between November 13 and January 29.

Decisions regarding acceptance of applications will be completed by November 30, we will have a waitlist for interviews available in case of any cancellations.

female headshot

Residency Coordinator
Contact Information

Nancy Ramos

Residency Coordinator

2501 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804

Office: Call407-303-2888