Welcome and thank you for visiting the Palms West Hospital Pediatric Residency! We are a pediatric residency program based in a 204-bed community hospital in South Florida with 47 inpatient pediatric and pediatric intensive care beds.

Palms West Hospital is an acute care hospital offering a variety of specialty services including a dedicated pediatric emergency department and a full-service Children’s Hospital. The sponsoring institution for the Pediatric Residency Program at Palms West Hospital is HCA East Florida Division Graduate Medical Education (EFD GME).

HCA East Florida Division Graduate Medical Education is affiliated with Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel Allopathic and Osteopathic Colleges of Medicine and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. The Pediatric Residency is an ACGME accredited three-year pediatric program that accepts six residents per class.

Our program’s South Florida location, between urban West Palm Beach and the agricultural communities of South-Central Florida, assures a diverse patient population with an interesting mix of pathology. The population is expected to increase by about 80,000 people over the next few years. Palms West Hospital will increase pediatric services to accommodate the increases in services and acuity, a new women and children’s tower is being planned on the current hospital campus.

Our mission is to educate competent general pediatricians who by virtue of their training have career flexibility and can take advantage of multiple professional opportunities including general pediatric practice, subspecialty fellowship training, or career in academic medicine. While a lofty goal, the program has the resources, the faculty, and participants with the potential to fulfill it.


Anthony L. Pearson-Shaver, MD, MHSA

Program Director