Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Isabelle St-Cyr
Phone: 305-585-6373
Email: istcyr@jhsmiami.org

Application Information

Eligibility:
All of our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from September 15 until October 1. Applications received after Oct. 1 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Interviews are conducted from October to December.

Call Schedule

Call schedule is only required during ICU months.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Florida Poison Information Center

1801 N.W. 9th Avenue 1st Floor

Miami, FL 33136

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Holy Cross Hospital

4725 N. Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All residency applicants must successfully complete their United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 before applying to the residency program and pass their Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills prior to February 15th.

Postgraduate Training:
There is no postgraduate training required.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Emergency Medicine Residency

Mission & Vision

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Emergency Medicine Residency Program, in affiliation with Holy Cross Hospital, is a three-year, ACGME-approved program that offers a comprehensive, patient-centered model designed to train compassionate and expert emergency medicine physicians and future leaders.

Our goal is to provide high-quality, individualized care to our community while advocating for quality, affordable healthcare for all, irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed or political convictions.

Our integrated residency trains EM residents to practice in both a high-volume
county/academic hospital system and high-acuity community site. This training model exposes our residents to a diverse patient population and a large variety of pathology. This breadth of exposure, along with high-quality simulation and didactics, prepares our residents to succeed in academic, county or community settings upon completion of their residency.

Mission & Vision

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Emergency Medicine Residency Program, in affiliation with Holy Cross Hospital, is a three-year, ACGME-approved program that offers a comprehensive, patient-centered model designed to train compassionate and expert emergency medicine physicians and future leaders.

Our goal is to provide high-quality, individualized care to our community while advocating for quality, affordable healthcare for all, irrespective of race, gender, religion, creed or political convictions.

Our integrated residency trains EM residents to practice in both a high-volume
county/academic hospital system and high-acuity community site. This training model exposes our residents to a diverse patient population and a large variety of pathology. This breadth of exposure, along with high-quality simulation and didactics, prepares our residents to succeed in academic, county or community settings upon completion of their residency.

Program Director’s Welcome

We truly appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of our Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Program Director’s Welcome

We truly appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of our Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Established in the heart of Miami more than 100 years ago, Jackson Memorial Hospital is the largest public hospital in the nation with more than 1,550 beds and serves as the major teaching facility for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Jackson Memorial is a safety-net hospital that serves the diverse population of Miami-Dade County, with an emergency department that sees an average of 120,000 patients annually. It is also home to Holtz Children’s Hospital, the Miami Burn Center, Miami Transplant Institute, and Ryder Trauma Center, the highest volume Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in Miami-Dade County.

Serving as the major academic and teaching hospital in South Florida, patients come to Jackson Memorial from all over the world for a level of care they cannot obtain elsewhere. When combined with the ED experience obtained at Holy Cross Hospital, a UM Miller School of Medicine-affiliated community site, our residents are truly exposed to a wide array of patients and pathology, which is essential for training as an EM resident.

Our EM faculty has decades of experience educating students, interns and residents and is dedicated to teaching, promoting and advancing emergency medicine. We combine our bedside teaching with multiple modalities of learning such as simulation, small group and didactics to prepare our residents to be excellent emergency medicine physicians. We are confident that our unique residency program is what you are looking for, and more.

Your exposure to emergency medicine will be like no other and the result will be an education and work readiness beyond compare. Not to mention the exciting and invigorating lifestyle Miami has to offer. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and the world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System Emergency Medicine Residency Program!

-Christopher Freeman, MD, FACEP

Description

Serving as the major academic and teaching hospital in South Florida, patients come to Jackson Memorial from all over the world for a level of care they cannot obtain elsewhere. When combined with the ED experience obtained at Holy Cross Hospital, a UM Miller School of Medicine-affiliated community site, our residents are truly exposed to a wide array of patients and pathology, which is essential for training as an EM resident.

Our EM faculty has decades of experience educating students, interns and residents and is dedicated to teaching, promoting and advancing emergency medicine. We combine our bedside teaching with multiple modalities of learning such as simulation, small group and didactics to prepare our residents to be excellent emergency medicine physicians. We are confident that our unique residency program is what you are looking for, and more.

Your exposure to emergency medicine will be like no other and the result will be an education and work readiness beyond compare. Not to mention the exciting and invigorating lifestyle Miami has to offer. Situated in one of the world’s premier destinations, we invite you to come see for yourself why patients, faculty and students from across the country and the world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System Emergency Medicine Residency Program!

-Christopher Freeman, MD, FACEP

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

15

Duration of Residency?

3 years

Program Highlights

2nd busiest transplant hospital in the U.S.

120,000+ emergency department cases annually

Experience at a high-volume county/academic hospital system & high-acuity community site

Program Curriculum

Our education curriculum uses multiple modalities to engage adult learners and to maximize our time during conference. Our education days are Wednesday mornings and residents are protected from all non-ICU rotations. Those educational half days use procedural and case-based simulation, foundations of EM and small-group learning, lectures, readings and journal clubs to provide a comprehensive educational curriculum that covers the content of the EM model curriculum. In general our educational curriculum is 25 percent simulation, 25 percent foundations/small-group learning of EM and 50 percent lecture, during which we use multiple interactive formats to keep the learner engaged.

Year 1 (Internship)

The first year is focused on getting interns integrated into residency. The year begins with an orientation block where residents undergo BLS/ACLS/ATLS/PALS training as well as several workshops led by emergency department faculty, including basic and advanced airway, central venous access and suturing. This also includes ED shifts at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital. Clinically, your internship year highlights common ED complaints and diagnoses, as well as associated management and dispositions. Additionally, a significant amount of time is spent teaching residents frequently used ED procedures including point-of-care ultrasound and orthopedic reductions.

Year 2

The second year focuses on the care of the complex patient. In addition to being in the ED, residents spend time in multiple ICUs to help develop essential skills required to manage critically ill patients. PGY-2 residents rotate in the critical care unit, neuroscience ICU and pediatric ICU. Attention is also dedicated to improving diagnostic and procedural skills in common, but more potentially difficult, ED complaints such as back pain, chest pain, dyspnea, headache and more.

Year 3

The third-year prepares residents for independent practice by training them to be able to “run the ED” themselves, in addition to encouraging leadership both inside and outside the ED. Patient flow, as well as patient metrics, are emphasized. Clinically, senior residents sharpen their acumen in recognizing when patients don’t “fit into a box” and develop advanced skills in the management of critically ill patients.

Your Faculty

Jeffrey N. Bernstein, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, DABCP
Director, Florida Poison Information Center

Mark Caputo, MD
Core Faculty and President, Holy Cross Emergency Physicians

Hector Chavez, MD
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Sara Cortes, MD
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education, Holtz Children’s Hospital
Interim Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Jackson North Medical Center

Patricia De Melo Panakos, MD
Assistant Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Laura Eliseo, MD, MPH, FACEP
Core Faculty, Holy Cross Hospital

Christopher Freeman, MD, FACEP
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Jennifer S. Jackson, MD, FACEP
Co-Director, Clerkship, Holy Cross Hospital

Girish Bobby Kapur, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM
Chief, Emergency Medicine

Lilly C. Lee, MD, SM, FACEP, FAAEM
Director, Emergency Medicine Operations

Kelly Medwid, MD
Director, Simulation

Mehruba Anwar Parris, MD
Assistant Medical Director

Leila L. PoSaw, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Mark Supino, MD, FACEP
Associate Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Alumni Placements Include:

Baylor Scott & White Health
Boston Medical Center
Duke University
Envision Alumni Ambassador Program
Integrated Care Physicians
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson North Medical Center
Jackson South Medical Center
Regions Hospital
South Miami CritiCare
South Miami Hospital
Stanford University
United States Air Force at Brooke Army Medical Center
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Vituity

Alumni Placements Include:

Baylor Scott & White Health
Boston Medical Center
Duke University
Envision Alumni Ambassador Program
Integrated Care Physicians
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Jackson North Medical Center
Jackson South Medical Center
Regions Hospital
South Miami CritiCare
South Miami Hospital
Stanford University
United States Air Force at Brooke Army Medical Center
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Vituity