Contact Us

Program Manager, Family Medicine Residency Program
Shelley Manning
Phone: 305-243-2951
Email: Smanning2@miami.edu

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 to December. Interviews are held from November to January.

Call Schedule

Call frequency varies based on year and level. In general, Year 1 (PGY1) shifts have been limited to no more than 16 hours of continuous duty. Year 2 (PGY2) and Year 3 (PGY3) residents have night float and weekend overnight coverage for the family medicine inpatient service.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

900 N.W. 17th Street

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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Private Practice Offices (various locations)

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All residency applicants must successfully complete the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 prior to acceptance into the program. Applicants may be accepted into the program prior to completion of USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills and graduation from medical school. While they may be accepted prior to these accomplishments, no applicant will be allowed to begin the program unless they have successfully graduated from their medical school and have taken and passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 CK and 2 CS. Should these requirements not be completed by April 30 of the starting year, the offer of a residency position may be withdrawn.

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

Family Medicine Residency

Mission & Vision

We are the first family medicine residency program in the country, with our first accreditation in 1968. As pioneers in family medicine, and geographically positioned as the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, it is our mission to prepare resident physicians committed to serving the unique healthcare needs of the diverse, multicultural population that is Miami. It is our compressive resident training, seated in evidence-based research and multiculturalism with an emphasis on social determinants that allows our faculty to launch competent family physician leaders onto the national and global stages of healthcare, while being forever committed to the local community we proudly serve.

On the local level, our mission is to improve access and the delivery of quality primary medical care throughout Miami-Dade County and across South Florida. This starts by having our resident-based family medical center positioned beyond the walls of the medical campus, yet still within the historic community of Overtown, Miami. Residents are ambassadors for patient education, serving as healthcare champions and partnering with patients to be advocates for improving health equity in underserved and at-risk populations.

Mission & Vision

We are the first family medicine residency program in the country, with our first accreditation in 1968. As pioneers in family medicine, and geographically positioned as the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, it is our mission to prepare resident physicians committed to serving the unique healthcare needs of the diverse, multicultural population that is Miami. It is our compressive resident training, seated in evidence-based research and multiculturalism with an emphasis on social determinants that allows our faculty to launch competent family physician leaders onto the national and global stages of healthcare, while being forever committed to the local community we proudly serve.

On the local level, our mission is to improve access and the delivery of quality primary medical care throughout Miami-Dade County and across South Florida. This starts by having our resident-based family medical center positioned beyond the walls of the medical campus, yet still within the historic community of Overtown, Miami. Residents are ambassadors for patient education, serving as healthcare champions and partnering with patients to be advocates for improving health equity in underserved and at-risk populations.

Program Director’s Welcome

The first of its kind in the country, our very special University of Miami/Jackson Health System Family Medicine Residency Program is part of one of the largest academic medical centers with access to a plethora of pathology and patients and world-class faculty. With the goal of training top physicians in the care of all people and their families, our faculty is accessible, supportive and possesses a large variety of special interests including, but not limited to, the care of older patients, community medicine, cross-cultural issues, global health policy, integrative medicine, preventative medicine, surgical obstetrics and women’s health.

Program Director’s Welcome

The first of its kind in the country, our very special University of Miami/Jackson Health System Family Medicine Residency Program is part of one of the largest academic medical centers with access to a plethora of pathology and patients and world-class faculty. With the goal of training top physicians in the care of all people and their families, our faculty is accessible, supportive and possesses a large variety of special interests including, but not limited to, the care of older patients, community medicine, cross-cultural issues, global health policy, integrative medicine, preventative medicine, surgical obstetrics and women’s health.

We also have a faculty mentorship program where each intern is paired with a faculty mentor and meets with their advisor at least twice per year.

Our program focuses on the increasingly complex biomedical skills needed by family physicians, with comprehensive attention to the many psychological, social and systemic issues that affect health, illness and healing. Receiving a comprehensive education with an emphasis on the management and treatment of common problems encountered by family physicians, residents graduate with proficiency in a full range of common inpatient and outpatient medical problems, counseling, emergency care, office procedures and surgical and obstetric skills.

There is also a strong focus on academic and board preparation including Wednesday morning academic day conferences with prominent speakers featured throughout the year. Additionally, we have our own family medicine inpatient service which is supervised by our family medicine faculty.

Our graduates are well-prepared to choose from different career paths, whether that be traditional outpatient family medicine, inpatient medicine and urgent care, as well as fellowships in geriatrics, hospice and palliative care and sports medicine.

We are exceptionally proud of our dedication to the underserved and are interested in residents who aim to develop skills in cultural competency and underserved medicine as an integral component of their career development.

-Kassandra M. Bosire, MD

Description

There is also a strong focus on academic and board preparation including Wednesday morning academic day conferences with prominent speakers featured throughout the year. Additionally, we have our own family medicine inpatient service which is supervised by our family medicine faculty.

Our graduates are well-prepared to choose from different career paths, whether that be traditional outpatient family medicine, inpatient medicine and urgent care, as well as fellowships in geriatrics, hospice and palliative care and sports medicine.

We are exceptionally proud of our dedication to the underserved and are interested in residents who aim to develop skills in cultural competency and underserved medicine as an integral component of their career development.

-Kassandra M. Bosire, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

24

Duration of Residency?

3 years

Program Highlights

100% new graduate board pass rate since 2012

Rare pathology opportunities due to diverse population

Successful fellowship matches in sports medicine, geriatrics & hospice & palliative medicine

Program Curriculum

Year 1 (Internship)

Year 1 is considered an internship and is offered within the program. Transitional PGY-1 applicants are not accepted.

An idea of the curriculum for your first year is as follows: Family Medicine Inpatient (13 weeks); Women’s Health (6 weeks) Emergency Medicine (4 weeks); Orthopedics (4 weeks); Pediatric ER (4 weeks); Pediatric Inpatient (4 weeks); Vacation (4 weeks); Breast Clinic (2 weeks); Cardiology (2 weeks); CCU (2 weeks); Dermatology (2 weeks); Newborn Nursery (2 weeks); Trauma Surgery (2 weeks) and Research (1 week).

Year 2

The second-year represents your first year as a full-time family medicine resident.

An idea of the curriculum for your second year is as follows: Family Medicine (10 weeks); Behavioral Medicine (4 weeks); Community Pediatrics (4 weeks); Elective (4 weeks); Emergency Medicine (4 weeks); MICU (4 weeks); Orthopedics (4 weeks); Urgent Care (4 weeks); Vacation (4 weeks); Women’s Health (4 weeks); Cardiology Outpatient (2 weeks); Ophthalmology (2 weeks) and Research (2 weeks).

Year 3

An idea of the curriculum for your third year is as follows: Family Medicine Inpatient (12 weeks); Elective (8 weeks); Ambulatory Surgery (4 weeks); Community Pediatrics (4 weeks); Geriatrics (4 weeks); Practice Management (4 weeks); Vacation (4 weeks); Women’s Health (4 weeks); ENT (2 weeks); Orthopedics (2 weeks); Research (2 weeks) and Urology (2 weeks).

Your Faculty

Heidi H. Allespach, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical
Director, Behavioral Medicine

Kassandra M. Bosire, MD
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Reuben Colman, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Reuben Colman, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Behnam Djahed, MD
Director, Inpatient Service

Marie Denise Gervais, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Stephen Henry, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Marilia Nery, MD
Assistant Director, Pre-Doctoral Education
Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Luis M. Ramos Goñez, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Ashley Rojas, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical

Penny Tenzer, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical

Alumni Placements Include

Academic Faculty

Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Orange Park Medical Center
University of Miami

Hospital Systems

Baptist Health
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Memorial Healthcare System
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Sports Medicine Fellowships

Atrium Health Cabarrus
Baton Rouge General
Boston University
University of Miami
University of North Carolina

Various

Family medicine private practices and urgent care centers in Florida and across the U.S.