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Coordinator, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program
Sadiz Torres
Phone: 305-585-5954
Email: storres3@med.miami.edu

Application Information

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

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System.
Please note that three Letters of Recommendation are required – preferably one internal medicine and one pediatric letter. The third letter is at the applicant’s discretion and may be a Med-Peds letter or a chairperson letter from either department.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted beginning in September when ERAS opens. While there is no deadline for applications, well-qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Interviews are conducted from October to January.

Call Schedule

Call schedules vary based on location and year level. In general, shifts are
limited to no more than 24 hours of continuous duty, plus four hours transitional care.

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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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Step 1 and Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination 1 and 2 prior to acceptance into the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is no postgraduate training required for this residency.

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

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

Mission & Vision

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program comprises compassionate, diverse, multitalented and resourceful residents and faculty who are passionate about caring for patients of all ages. Our goal as a training program is to produce responsible, versatile and happy physicians who are astute clinicians, innovative researchers, skilled educators and community leaders with a passion for clinical and evidence-based medicine, advocacy and health policy. We expect the graduates of our program to competently deliver care to children and adults, and to have the tools to not only function in any healthcare system, but to embrace changing it for the better.

Mission & Vision

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program comprises compassionate, diverse, multitalented and resourceful residents and faculty who are passionate about caring for patients of all ages. Our goal as a training program is to produce responsible, versatile and happy physicians who are astute clinicians, innovative researchers, skilled educators and community leaders with a passion for clinical and evidence-based medicine, advocacy and health policy. We expect the graduates of our program to competently deliver care to children and adults, and to have the tools to not only function in any healthcare system, but to embrace changing it for the better.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, where diversity, excitement and innovation are only a few of the words that describe us.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, where diversity, excitement and innovation are only a few of the words that describe us.

Located in the heart of Miami’s historic Overtown District, Med-Peds residents are exposed to a breadth of patients from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Jackson Memorial Hospital, UHealth Tower, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center comprise our Health District, providing a perfect blend of community, county and federal hospital training for our residents.

Our location, in one of the largest medical campuses in the southeastern United States, makes us a premier tertiary and quaternary referral center for not only our region, but also the Caribbean and Central and South America.

We have a wonderful patient population spanning all ages with pathologies that continue to drive advances in community service, clinical care and research. This offers a plethora of opportunities for career development specific to the resident’s professional and/or personal mission. We tailor our four-year curriculum to meet your individualized career goals in the context of requirements by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This is the foundation of our training program. Our flexible scheduling allows for early career development and innovation through several special tracks including the Med-Peds Global Health, Hospital Medicine, Medical Education and Urban Health tracks.

Residents of our program are well trained to deal with common illnesses, specialized problems of transitional care and the “zebra diagnoses” likely to be found at a world-renowned tertiary and quaternary care center. Our Med-Peds program has grown into a family; together we strive to better the greater Miami community while enjoying the wonders of South Florida.

We love being doctors. There is nothing more special than being able to participate in the healing of a human being, no matter what stage of life he or she is in. The highlight of our Med-Peds program is the camaraderie between our residents, faculty and staff. The collegial and supportive atmosphere fostered within the larger academic setting must be experienced firsthand. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person so that we can show off our program and introduce you to our team. Only then can you appreciate the excitement, enthusiasm and pride we have for our unique and diverse Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program.

-Director Jonathan Tolentino, MD, FACP, FAAP
-Associate Director Kendra Van Kirk, MD, MAT, FAAP

Description

We have a wonderful patient population spanning all ages with pathologies that continue to drive advances in community service, clinical care and research. This offers a plethora of opportunities for career development specific to the resident’s professional and/or personal mission. We tailor our four-year curriculum to meet your individualized career goals in the context of requirements by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. This is the foundation of our training program. Our flexible scheduling allows for early career development and innovation through several special tracks including the Med-Peds Global Health, Hospital Medicine, Medical Education and Urban Health tracks.

Residents of our program are well trained to deal with common illnesses, specialized problems of transitional care and the “zebra diagnoses” likely to be found at a world-renowned tertiary and quaternary care center. Our Med-Peds program has grown into a family; together we strive to better the greater Miami community while enjoying the wonders of South Florida.

We love being doctors. There is nothing more special than being able to participate in the healing of a human being, no matter what stage of life he or she is in. The highlight of our Med-Peds program is the camaraderie between our residents, faculty and staff. The collegial and supportive atmosphere fostered within the larger academic setting must be experienced firsthand. We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person so that we can show off our program and introduce you to our team. Only then can you appreciate the excitement, enthusiasm and pride we have for our unique and diverse Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program.

-Director Jonathan Tolentino, MD, FACP, FAAP
-Associate Director Kendra Van Kirk, MD, MAT, FAAP

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

5

Duration of Residency?

4 years

Program Highlights

100% pass rate over consecutive years for internal medicine & pediatric board exams

Special tracks: Hospital Medicine, Medical Education, Global Health, Urban Health & fellowship specialty tracks available

Med-Peds Combined Continuity Clinic

Program Curriculum

Overview

Our four-year curriculum provides a diverse group of inpatient and ambulatory rotations in a variety of settings. The academic year includes 13, four-week blocks with residents changing disciplines every three to four blocks (with one block of vacation annually). The four-week block scheduling provides added flexibility over the traditional one-month scheduling, allowing for additional elective rotations.

Our inpatient curriculum experiences are located in tertiary and quaternary care institutions, with a balance between our four hospitals: Jackson Memorial Hospital; Holtz Children’s Hospital; UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Our four different locations provide comprehensive clinical practice experience in community, federal; private and public-based settings. All of our institutions are conveniently located on the same campus, which has its own nickname – the Health District, and a designated public transportation/Metrorail stop.

Our ambulatory curriculum experiences are located at both community-based and on-campus settings. Our Med-Peds continuity practice is housed in our hospital ambulatory care center and residents have community-based ambulatory experiences scheduled annually with a variety of community partners. Additionally, our program has several established sites for global health training in Africa; Asia; the Caribbean and Central and South America. Residents are allowed two “away elective” blocks without the requirement for use of vacation or personal time.

We have several special tracks including the Hospital Medicine; Medical Education and Global Health and Urban Health tracks. We tailor the four-year curriculum to meet your specific career goals and the majority of our structured pathways were created in conjunction with resident needs and desires in mind.

Our program also provides residents with full access to both the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Ambulatory Care Curriculum from Johns Hopkins University. Residents are expected to complete modules independently throughout the duration of their four-year residency and are held accountable through monthly check-ins. Residents are highly encouraged to form small study groups and can even meet during our weekly study hour in the chief’s office to complete the modules.

Our curriculum includes the core rotations required by the ACGME, in addition to program-specific experiences listed below (you can view this Sample Block Curriculum for additional information).

Year 1

Med-Peds Primary Care Ambulatory Block – comprehensive rotation in our Med-Peds clinic with a variety of educational and local community experiences.

Intro to QI, Research and Systems (IQRS) Block – provides education on bias in research, biostatistics, database development/management and IRB submissions.

Year 2

Procedure Team – provides sim-lab and bedside training in invasive procedures including paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture and central line placement.

Teaching Elective –experience in creating and delivering educational content to a variety of learners including co-residents and medical students.

Year 3

Urban Health Rotation – experiences in addiction medicine, behavioral health and the evaluation of asylum candidates.

Pediatric Mobile Van – experience providing pediatric care to patients who are unable to access the healthcare system.

Year 4

Center for Haitian Studies Ambulatory Block – experience providing health and social services to families living in the Little Haiti/Little River area.

Med-Peds Pretending Block – supervisory experience in our Med-Peds clinic.

Your Faculty

Teddie Brandon, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Clinical, Internal Medicine

Stefanie Brown, MD, FACP, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Clinical, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Section Chief, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Section Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Reuven Bromberg, MD
Rheumatologist, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Chad Flowers, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical, Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Matthew Imm, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Patricia Jones, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical, Internal Medicine
Hepatologist, Division of Gastroenterology

Melody Land, MD
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Hannah Lipshultz, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine

Efren Manjarrez, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Brent Parris, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical, Internal Medicine
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

Asha Pillai, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant

Anjali Saxena, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Willa Thorson, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine and Genetics

Jonathan Tolentino, MD, FACP, FAAP
Associate Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

Kendra Van Kirk, MD, MAT, FAAP
Assistant Professor, Clinical, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Director, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program
Director, Urban Health Track and Medical Education Track
Director, Med-Peds Continuity Clinic

Alumni Placements Include:

Duke University
Holy Cross Hospital
Johns Hopkins University
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stanford University
University of California, San Francisco
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Minnesota

Alumni Placements Include:

Duke University
Holy Cross Hospital
Johns Hopkins University
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stanford University
University of California, San Francisco
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Minnesota