Frequently Asked Questions
We’re delighted that you are interested in a residency or fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. Our mission is to provide the highest quality training for the physicians of today and tomorrow. We encourage you to review our programs and apply to join our diverse community.
Is there a common application process?
Recruiting is coordinated by each individual program director and staff. Any questions about the application process and deadlines should be directed to each program. For a list of programs, see the program directory.
Will interviews take place in person?
At this time, we anticipate that all interviews with potential residents and faculty will take place in a virtual setting for the 2020-2021 cycle – either by phone or through video conferencing. This decision is based on the guidance provided by the AAMC. Please contact the program directly for any questions regarding the interview process, life in Miami, and what it is like to study and work at University of Miami/Jackson Health System.
Has the ERAS application process changed?
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, ERAS has modified dates for the 2020-2021 Residency and July cycle Fellowship applications.
You can also view the updated NRMP Match Calendar and the San Francisco Match calendar.
Do you support visas?
Yes, we accept J-1 visas.
Where can I learn details of the curriculum, rotations and call schedules?
Each of the program pages on the Jackson Health System site includes details on curriculum, rotations, and call schedules, as well as contact information for each program.
What kind of research opportunities are available at the hospital?
The University of Miami and Jackson Health System offer a wide variety of research opportunities. We are a research powerhouse, having achieved national recognition for advancements in diabetes, cancer, spinal cord injury, AIDS, and others. We have many well-established centers of excellence right on campus that you have likely heard of, including Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (ranked #1 ophthalmology hospital in the nation by U.S News & World Report A since 2004), The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the Diabetes Research Institute, Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami Transplant Institute, and the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, among others. From the basic sciences to translational research to clinical research — you have many options. Never been involved in research or don’t know how to get started? We will help you! The GME Research Scholarly Activity Program (RSAP) will help you get started and help you find a mentor.
Do I need to speak Spanish to work at Jackson?
No; we have translators available. However, Jackson Health System serves an incredibly diverse patient population and many patients primarily speak Spanish, Haitian Creole and a host of other languages. While Spanish fluency isn’t critical, it is important to be comfortable in a true melting pot environment.
Where can I live that’s affordable?
There are a variety of neighborhoods within a few miles of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus, some of them accessible by the Metrorail mass transit system. For information, visit our Life In Miami page.
Where can I expect to work if I join the University of Miami/Jackson Health System family?
The University of Miami and Jackson Health System have been partners in medical education for over 50 years. The Veteran’s Administration Hospital is also located in the medical district and is the third major entity that rounds out your education. For more information on each of these systems, please visit their respective websites. Although programs do vary, your time will likely be spent primarily at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus, located in the City of Miami, just minutes from downtown. Some programs may also have experiences in other local hospitals, private practices and federal or county health centers.