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Working As A General Pediatrician

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $104,475

    Average Salary

What Does A General Pediatrician Do At University of Florida

* Provide direct clinical care to children in an outpatient setting, with an opportunity to teach residents and medical students.
* Participation on committees to represent the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of General Academic Pediatrics as required.
* Attendance at Department faculty meetings and Divisional conferences as required.
* Please see our website atwww.hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics
* The University of Florida College of Medicine
* Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acreUF Health Jacksonvillecampus.
* The college's 16clinical science departmentshouse more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows.
* The college offers 32 accreditedgraduate medical education programs.
* In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.
* For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields.
* The campus' faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.
* Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications.
* Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville.
* Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.
* With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.
* At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually.
* Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville.
* The state-of-the-art hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located, high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
* It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians.
* The hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote healing and improve the patient experience.
* Patient engagement technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV control and access to nurses.
* The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health services.
* The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia.
* For more information, visithttp://north.ufhealthjax.org/.
* Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States.
* The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise.
* More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast.
* The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.
* For more information about Jacksonville, visithttp://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx
* Advertised Salary:
* Negotiable, commensurate with experience

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How To Become A General Pediatrician

Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements. Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.


Most applicants to medical school have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees. Although no specific major is required, all students must complete undergraduate work in biology, chemistry, physics, math, and English. Students also take courses in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain experience in a healthcare setting.

Medical schools are highly competitive. Most applicants must submit transcripts, scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and letters of recommendation. Schools also consider an applicant’s personality, leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities. Most schools require applicants to interview with members of the admissions committee.

A few medical schools offer combined undergraduate and medical school programs that last 6 or 7 years.

Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, psychology, medical ethics, and the laws governing medicine. They also gain practical skills, learning to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses.

During their last 2 years, medical students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in diagnosing and treating illnesses in a variety of areas.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Physicians and surgeons need to be excellent communicators. They must be able to communicate effectively with their patients and other healthcare support staff.

Compassion. Physicians and surgeons deal with patients who are sick or injured and may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians and surgeons must be able to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.

Detail oriented. Physicians and surgeons must ensure that patients are receiving appropriate treatment and medications. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Dexterity. Physicians and surgeons must be good at working with their hands. They may work with very precise and sometimes sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.

Leadership skills. Physicians who work in their own practice need to be effective leaders. They must be able to manage a staff of other professionals to run their practice.

Organizational skills. Some physicians own their own practice. Strong organizational skills, including good recordkeeping, are critical in both medical and business settings.

Patience. Physicians and surgeons may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Physical stamina. Physicians and surgeons should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or turning disabled patients. Surgeons may spend a great deal of time bending over patients during surgery.

Problem-solving skills. Physicians and surgeons need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.


After medical school, almost all graduates enter a residency program in their specialty of interest. A residency usually takes place in a hospital and varies in duration, generally lasting from 3 to 7 years, depending on the specialty.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All states require physicians and surgeons to be licensed; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from an accredited medical school and complete residency training in their specialty.

All physicians and surgeons also must pass a standardized national licensure exam. M.D.s take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). D.O.s take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA). For specific state information about licensing, contact your state’s medical board. 

Certification is not required for physicians and surgeons; however, it may increase their employment opportunities. M.D.s and D.O.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training; the length of time varies with the specialty. To become board certified, candidates must complete a residency program and pass a specialty certification exam from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Asian

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Korean

  • Spanish


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Real General Pediatrician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Pediatricians, General Sanford Bismarck Bismarck, ND Sep 10, 2014 $300,000
Pediatricians, General Prevea Clinic Green Bay, WI Jun 26, 2014 $275,000 -
Pediatricians, General Lutheran Medical Group, LLC Fort Wayne, IN May 16, 2014 $265,000
Pediatricians, General Driscoll Physicians Group Corpus Christi, TX May 23, 2014 $255,000
General and Sleep Medicine Pediatrician Sanford Clinic North Fargo, ND Apr 14, 2014 $255,000
Pediatricians, General Sanford Clinic North Fargo, ND Sep 19, 2014 $240,000
Pediatricians, General Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron Akron, OH Apr 04, 2014 $230,000
Pediatricians, General Mayo Clinic Albert Lea, MN May 09, 2014 $221,700
Pediatricians, General Stormont-Vail Healthcare Topeka, KS Jul 10, 2014 $220,000
Pediatricians General Clinica de Salud Del Valle de Salinas Salinas, CA Sep 15, 2016 $210,000
Pediatricians, General University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Aug 27, 2014 $205,000
Pediatricians, General Providence Physician Services Spokane, WA Apr 15, 2014 $202,181
Pediatricians, General Ministry Medical Group, Inc. Stevens Point, WI Mar 11, 2013 $201,989
Pediatricians, General Christie Clinic, LLC Champaign, IL Mar 18, 2014 $200,000
Pediatricians, General Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI Jan 27, 2014 $174,720
Pediatricians, General Altru Health System Grand Forks, ND Apr 18, 2014 $170,000
Pediatricians, General South Central Regional Medical Center Laurel, MS May 23, 2014 $170,000
General Pediatrician Top Care Medical, P.A. Lewisville, TX Jun 01, 2013 $170,000
Pediatricians, General Hardin County Regional Health Center, Inc. Savannah, TN Jul 31, 2014 $170,000
Pediatricians, General Altru Health System Grand Forks, ND Apr 17, 2014 $170,000
Pediatricians, General West Carroll Health Systems. Lake Providence, LA Sep 09, 2014 $168,000
Pediatricians, General West Carroll Health Systems. Oak Grove, LA Sep 09, 2014 $168,000
Pediatricians, General Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI Mar 14, 2013 $146,224
Pediatricians, General Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX Jun 30, 2014 $145,000
Pediatricians, General Almouie Pediatrics Alice, TX May 06, 2013 $145,000
Pediatricians, General Redington-Fairview General Hospital Skowhegan, ME Aug 28, 2013 $145,000
Pediatricians, General Health Services, Inc. Montgomery, AL Mar 27, 2013 $144,414
Pediatricians, General Adolescent, Babies and Children Medical Corporatio El Centro, CA Jan 06, 2014 $142,200
Pediatricians, General The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Princeton, NJ Sep 11, 2013 $140,629
Pediatricians, General Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Yakima, WA Apr 10, 2013 $140,000 -

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Top General Pediatrician Skills

  1. Outpatient Clinic
  2. Pediatric Procedures
  3. Group Practice
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Practiced outpatient and inpatient medicineAttended at-risk caesarean-sectionsPerformed pediatric procedures
  • General pediatrician at a private practice covering on holidays, vacations and maternity leave.
  • Coordinate practice rounding and schedules [ ] Montefiore Medical Center/Childrens Hospital at Montefiore
  • Conducted Educational Outreach Programs for parents at DC Village Emergency Family Homeless Shelter in Washington D.C.
  • Managed and treated patients in an outpatient setting and in the hospital.

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