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Educating and learning from diverse minds

Through Nemours Children’s education programs, we’re not just training the next generation of health care providers. We are educating and learning from diverse people who are driven to care about others, and whose work will undoubtedly impact children well beyond our walls and across the world. 


In Florida, our academic partnerships have flourished over the last decade. Today, 10 institutions representing 17 distinct residency programs from all regions of Florida send their physicians for rotation at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, joining our 36 Nemours Children’s Hospital medical residents. All residents gain invaluable experience through seeing the high volume of patients representing a wide range of illness and pathology and a host of medical complexities that present at our hospital and clinics. For children across Florida, that means 16 different trainees per month head back to their community hospitals better prepared to care for them.

In Delaware, our decades-long affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and partnerships with the University of Delaware strengthen the hard and soft skills of future medical providers and provide inspiring opportunities in research and advocacy.

Recent highlights of our Florida and Delaware medical residents, include:

  • 38 regional, national and international presentations
  • 26 graduates published in scientific journals
  • Advocacy curriculum and hands-on experience during SDoH Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
  • Completion of comprehensive curriculum for inclusivity and health disparities

Nemours Children’s Health hosted 2,565 medical students, residents, fellows and allied health professionals and 1,349 nursing students and nursing residents

2021 Highlight

Heather Fagan, MD, MS, FAAP

Heather Fagan, MD, MS, FAAP

Graduate Medical Education

Dr. Fagan leads our graduate medical education (GME) program in central Florida ensuring its diversity and sustainability. Under her leadership the program has grown to welcome residents from 17 distinct programs in addition to establishing our own. She extols, “We have worked hard to make GME a part of our academic mission in central Florida. The $1.2 million appropriation in 2021 to benefit the GME trajectory at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, will allow our program to grow and benefit more children in the state of Florida.”