The University of Florida College of Medicine
Jacksonville Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics

Welcome to the website for our ACGME-accredited Pediatric Child Abuse Fellowship Program. Our program is part of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics, and works in conjunction with Wolfson Children’s Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville. This is the only Child Abuse Fellowship in Florida and is part of the only state medical child protection team system to provide comprehensive care.

Our 3-year program offers outstanding training that prepares fellows for academic positions in child abuse. We encourage and facilitate the expansion of knowledge through our clinically-oriented training with its rich inpatient and outpatient experiences, and with community partner experiences. Fellows interact with patients in a devoted child abuse center and at multiple hospital facilities, providing a very diverse patient population with a wide range of conditions. Clinical research opportunities are abundant, this center serves 6 counties and all the children within.

Application to the program is made exclusively through the Electronic Resident Application System (ERAS). Three letters of reference are required for each applicant, one of which must be from his or her current program director. Applications through ERAS will be accepted until March 31st for the following academic year. Interviews will be scheduled in December, January, February, and March.

Division faculty review all completed applications and supporting documentation. Competitive candidates are invited for an interview, at which time faculty members and subspecialty fellows evaluate candidates. Each interviewer fills out an evaluation form, which is scored based on the following areas:

  • Academic credentials
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Professionalism
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Consistency of career plans to the goals of our program

This is an excellent opportunity to work with all levels of child abuse in an advanced statewide system. We welcome your interest in our program.

Please explore this website for further information and feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

Randell C. Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics; Program Director, Pediatric Child Abuse Fellowship