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Internal Medicine Residency Program
Phone: 305-585-5215

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program. All of our 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.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from September 1 to November 1. Interviews are conducted between November and January.

Call Schedule

The only rotations that require call are the Jackson Memorial Hospital CCU, UHealth Tower CCU and VA Medical Center MICU.

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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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, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program. While we do not have a specific score requirement, preference for interviews is given to those who pass all three exams on the first attempt.

USMLE Step 3 must be completed by the end of the second program year.

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 Residency

Mission & Vision

The University of Miami Common Purpose reads: “At the U, we transform lives through teaching, research and service.” The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Internal Medicine Program follows the philosophy of transforming not only the lives of our patients, but also our trainees.

Our mission as a program is threefold: (1) to provide high-quality care to the residents of Miami-Dade County; (2) to provide residents with an innovative educational experience to ensure attainment of clinical knowledge, quality improvement and research, as well as leadership skills to ensure maximum success in their careers; and (3) to guide residents in developing and strengthening their individual means of achieving overall well-being by fostering a work environment and culture that supports the adoption of a lifelong commitment to wellness.

Mission & Vision

The University of Miami Common Purpose reads: “At the U, we transform lives through teaching, research and service.” The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Internal Medicine Program follows the philosophy of transforming not only the lives of our patients, but also our trainees.

Our mission as a program is threefold: (1) to provide high-quality care to the residents of Miami-Dade County; (2) to provide residents with an innovative educational experience to ensure attainment of clinical knowledge, quality improvement and research, as well as leadership skills to ensure maximum success in their careers; and (3) to guide residents in developing and strengthening their individual means of achieving overall well-being by fostering a work environment and culture that supports the adoption of a lifelong commitment to wellness.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Internal Medicine Residency. I am excited to introduce you to our program. We pride ourselves on providing an innovative and flexible curriculum that allows residents to maximize career development during training. Choosing a residency program is critical to your overall career goals and finding a program that is tailored to your needs is crucial.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Internal Medicine Residency. I am excited to introduce you to our program. We pride ourselves on providing an innovative and flexible curriculum that allows residents to maximize career development during training. Choosing a residency program is critical to your overall career goals and finding a program that is tailored to your needs is crucial.

Our residency training is conducted throughout three very different health systems all located within the Health District in Miami. All three of our institutions are teaching hospitals with residents and fellows acting as the primary providers of clinical care. At Jackson Memorial Hospital, our Jackson Health System parent institution, this often means literally providing the first and only care that many of our patients receive, serving the underserved and the “never served” regardless of their ability to pay. At UHealth Tower, a private institution which is part of the UM Health System, residents experience a largely privately insured population; at the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which is part of the Miami VA Healthcare System, our residents have the opportunity to care for our vulnerable veteran population.

We are lucky enough to share faculty among all three health systems; faculty consisting of leaders in their field and, most importantly, passionate about education, clinical care and research. The variety of experiences is a definitive element in becoming a compassionate, confident, knowledgeable and resourceful internist, and affords residents the opportunity to work with patients from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.

We know our program offers the depth and breadth of experience necessary to allow graduates to achieve their desired professional goals and we strive to provide a friendly, open and supportive environment that emphasizes academic excellence and leadership.

-Stefanie R. Brown, MD, FACP, FAA

Description

We are lucky enough to share faculty among all three health systems; faculty consisting of leaders in their field and, most importantly, passionate about education, clinical care and research. The variety of experiences is a definitive element in becoming a compassionate, confident, knowledgeable and resourceful internist, and affords residents the opportunity to work with patients from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.

We know our program offers the depth and breadth of experience necessary to allow graduates to achieve their desired professional goals and we strive to provide a friendly, open and supportive environment that emphasizes academic excellence and leadership.

-Stefanie R. Brown, MD, FACP, FAA

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

38

Duration of Residency?

3 years

Program Highlights

3 top-notch teaching hospitals across 3 varied health systems

Innovative & flexible curriculum with multiple career pathways & special electives for optimal career development

Special resources, including an annual professional allowance

Program Curriculum

Overview

Our Internal Medicine Residency offers a three-year categorical program, as well as a one-year preliminary program. Residents from anesthesia, internal medicine-pediatrics and neurology join us on our journey in their first year of residency.

Our program changes rotations every four weeks, allowing for even more flexibility than a traditional one-month block. In a twist on the traditional X+Y block scheduling, we use an innovative X+Y+Z model with a 4+2+2 block schedule. Four-week inpatient blocks are separated by two, two-week blocks, which are a mix of continuity practice and either elective, night relief, quality improvement, research, vacation or wellness. Four-week blocks are reserved for career development, critical care, emergency medicine and inpatient ward opportunities

Specialized pathways provide structured career development. Our pathways include: academic medicine, global health, healthcare administration, HIV, primary care and urban health. Each pathway has a core set of electives and/or inpatient experiences designed by faculty and program leadership to capitalize on the vast opportunity within our three institutions.

Year 1

Four-week blocks include:
Emergency Medicine
General Wards (3)
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Subspecialty Wards (2)

Two-week blocks include:
Electives
Geriatrics/Hospice and Palliative Care
Night Float (1)
Palliative Care
Primary Care
Quality Improvement and Research (Introduction)
Wellness

Year 2

Four-week blocks include:
Elective
General Wards (3)
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Procedural Competency
Subspecialty Wards (1)

Two-week blocks include:
Electives (including UM Teach)
Night Float (1)
Primary Care
Quality Improvement and Research
Wellness

Year 3

Four-week blocks include:
Coronary Care Unit (1)
Electives (2)
General or Subspecialty Ward (1)
Medical Consult (1)
Medical Intensive Care Unit (1)

Two-week blocks include:
Electives
Quality Improvement
Night Float (1)
Wellness

Inpatient

Our inpatient ward months are divided so that each resident has a mixture of our three unique sites: Jackson Memorial Hospital, UHealth Tower and the Bruce W. Carter Department of VA Medical Center. General inpatient experiences are combined with subspecialty inpatient experiences to allow for early exposure to the breadth of inpatient medicine. Our subspecialty ward options include cardiology, hematology/oncology, HIV care and infectious disease and nephrology transplant.

Outpatient

Our two-week ambulatory care blocks consist of a mixture of continuity practice at each intern or resident’s assigned site (Jackson Memorial Hospital Ambulatory Care Center and UHealth Tower and VA clinics, as well as elective time. Each resident has six to seven ambulatory blocks. The block consists of four half-days of continuity and one academic half-day. On half days, when residents are not in their continuity practice, they participate in electives focused on their career development, wellness and walk-in visits.

Special Courses & Electives

Harvey:
Harvey is a full-size manikin which realistically simulates nearly any cardiac disease at the touch of a button by varying blood pressure, breath and heart sounds, murmurs and pulses. It is used worldwide at more than 600 institutions to train thousands of learners. The Harvey elective provides a comprehensive cardiology curriculum by realistically simulating many scenarios to help our interns and residents master cardiology physical exam skills and electrocardiograms.

Healthcare Administration:
This two-week elective provides residents with the knowledge and skills essential to bridge clinical practice and management. With this training, residents will be better prepared to become effective administrative physician leaders and thereby enhance the overall quality of the healthcare delivery system. The elective is taught by interdisciplinary instructors who are healthcare leaders across the medical campus, ranging from the UHealth chief medical officer and chief financial officer to education leaders like our associate program directors. Residents gain key knowledge and skills in the business of medicine through mixed learning modalities, including lecture, small group and workshops.

Hospital Medicine:
The Hospital Medicine Elective provides residents who are interested in a career in Hospital Medicine an opportunity to gain insights into the Hospitalist’s model of healthcare delivery. This career development elective provides residents with instruction in the four domains of a hospitalist life – the business of medicine, quality and safety, leadership and teaching. Residents can also choose to run a service under the guidance of a hospitalist in which they are responsible for admitting and managing a panel of patients.

Procedure Team:
In conjunction with the UM/JMH Center for Patient Safety, internal medicine residents are trained on a variety of procedures, including central line placement, lumbar puncture, paracentesis and thoracentesis. This monthly rotation enlists second- and third-year residents to participate in a three-day instructional component, during which they learn invasive bedside procedures by a team of multidisciplinary faculty from our UM/JMH Center for Patient Safety Institute. Residents then spend four weeks as the hospital procedure team under the supervision of faculty.

Point of Care Ultrasound:
This interactive course utilizes hands-on sessions, lectures, online modules and simulation to teach the residents bedside ultrasound for diagnostic purposes. During this rotation, residents are exposed to an extensive variety of cases about the general principles of ultrasound and dedicated abdominal, cardiac, lung and vascular modules. Upon completion of the course, residents are able to perform bedside ultrasound in the clinical setting, with faculty supervision. At our three different locations, the teaching teams are equipped with dedicated portable ultrasound machines to use for diagnostic and procedure guidance purposes.

UM Teaching:
This special elective provides senior residents two weeks of dedicated observed teaching time. Their learning curriculum includes adult learning theory, designing goals and objectives and interactive learning techniques. Residents on this elective are assigned to teach both colleagues and medical students.

Special Resources

One of the ways our program provides a truly unique experience for our residents is by offering special resources, including the Calder Medical Library on campus (also available online with access to many online journals); an annual $1,500 professional allowance in addition to another $1000 allowance in travel expenses for presenting at conferences; Step 3 USMLE reimbursement (once you start residency), as well as special courses and electives.

Your Faculty

Stefanie R. Brown, MD, FACP, FAAP
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Yanisa Del Toro, MD
General Internist

Jessica Figueroa-Valdes, MD
Internal Medicine

Chadwick Flowers, MD
Med-Peds Hospitalist

Ernesto Fonts, MD
Inpatient Hospitalist

Rafael Hernandez Oquet
Internal Medicine

Erin Marcus, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine

Bhavarth Shukla, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine

Notable Faculty by Specialty

Maria Abreu, MD
Gastroenterology

Jamie Barkin, MD
Gastroenterology

Mauricio Cohen, MD
Cardiology

Gordon Dickinson, MD
Infectious Disease

Joshua Hare, MD
Cardiology

Thomas Hooton
Infectious Disease

Barry S. Issenberg
Medicine

Cynthia Levy, MD
Gastroenterology

Craig Lockhart
Oncology

Paul Martin
Gastroenterology

Robert Myerburg, MD
Cardiology

Stephen Nimer, MD
Hematology

Roy Weiss, MD, PhD
Endocrinology

Alumni Placements Include

Allergy/Immunology

University of California, Irvine

Cardiology

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Allegheny General Hospital
Boston University
Drexel University
Johns Hopkins University
McGill University
Medical College of Georgia
Montefiore Medical Center, Einstein Campus
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Ochsner Medical Center
University of Arizona
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Texas at San Antonio
Yale School of Medicine

Endocrinology

Duke University
New York University
University of Florida
University of Miami/Jackson Health System

Gastroenterology

Indiana University Bloomington
Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville
Thomas Jefferson University
Tulane University
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Louisville
University of New Mexico
University of South Florida

Geriatrics

Duke University
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
University of Miami/Jackson Health System

Hematology/Oncology

Georgetown University
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Loma Linda University
Mayo Clinic – Rochester
National Institutes of Health – Minnesota
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
University of Arkansas
University of California, San Diego
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Weill Cornell Medicine

Hospice Palliative Care

Johns Hopkins University
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
University of Alabama
University of Miami/Jackson Health System

Hospital Medicine

Baptist Health
Billings Clinic
Brigham Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Duke University
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Medical University of South Carolina
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Orlando Health
Palms West Hospital
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of California, San Francisco
University of Miami/Jackson Health System

Infectious Disease

Cleveland Clinic
George Washington University
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Johns Hopkins University
Stanford University
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Texas Medical Branch

Nephrology

Mayo Clinic
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Stanford University
Thomas Jefferson University
Tufts Medical Center
University of California, San Francisco
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Geisinger Health System
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mayo Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina
Weill Cornell Medicine
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of South Florida
University of Toledo

Rheumatology

Medical University of South Carolina
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of California, San Francisco

Sleep Medicine

University of Miami/Jackson Health System