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Program Coordinator, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Eleni Monas, ThM, MDiv, MA
Senior Manager, Division of Education
Phone: 305-585-3771
Email: [email protected]

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program.

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

Deadline:
Our residency program follows the guidelines set forth by APGO-CREOG. Applications are due October 1. Interviews will be conducted virtually between October 31 and January.

Call Schedule

Call schedules are dependent on rotation and program year level. There is an OB night float rotation for PGY-1 through PGY-4 and a GYN night float rotation for PGY-1 through PGY-2. The 80-hour workweek is maintained throughout all four years, as per ACGME.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Jackson South Medical Center

9333 S.W. 152nd Street

Miami, FL 33157

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Surgical Park Center

9065 Dadeland Boulevard

Miami, FL 33156

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 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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Jackson North Medical Center

160 N.W. 170th Street

North Miami Beach, FL 33169

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Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce de Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully pass USMLE Step 1 and pass USMLE Step 2 with a score of 230+ prior to the start of the program. USMLE Step 3 must be completed by January 15th 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. 12 Ave. ACC West L101
Miami, FL 33136-1122
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: [email protected]

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Mission & Vision

The mission of our program is to train future physicians through innovation in education, delivery of compassionate care and promotion of high quality research in a nurturing environment that promotes diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Mission & Vision

The mission of our program is to train future physicians through innovation in education, delivery of compassionate care and promotion of high quality research in a nurturing environment that promotes diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Program Director’s Welcome

Greetings and thank you for looking at our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. In partnership with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, the program has 32 categorical positions (eight at each level) as part of its fully accredited, four-year residency program.

Program Director’s Welcome

Greetings and thank you for looking at our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. In partnership with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, the program has 32 categorical positions (eight at each level) as part of its fully accredited, four-year residency program.

Our program offers limitless and challenging clinical encounters and opportunities in a richly diverse environment at one of the largest medical centers and one of the top medical and research universities in the country. Our academic environment, educators and faculty, along with the diverse patient population and the volume and multiplicity of cases and pathology, provides residents with a comprehensive foundation of clinical experiences and the scholarly background necessary for a successful career. Our training program enables graduates to meet educational objectives and competencies for board certification and successful practice. Our residents work as a supportive unit and have boundless opportunities to train and learn.

Our program’s goals include self-learning and case-based modules for physician training; innovative bench models to promote surgical techniques; professional behavior; high-quality research (with mentorship and dedicated research coordinator and statistician); education and promotion of residents as teachers; a healthy environment for learning (emphasis on wellness and time to learn at a comfortable pace, in a non-threatening environment); simulation, role-playing and drills to enhance patient care; patient-centric focus emphasizing mode of delivery, cost and patient outcome; compassionate patient care with attention to cultural sensitivity (cultural sensitivity modules and free language classes offered) and emphasis in diversity, equity and inclusivity.

With a strong value in diversity, we select physicians from different academic, ethnic, geographic and social backgrounds. The ideal resident for this program is compassionate, well-rounded and has a strong interest in serving in the dynamic, multiethnic and multilingual South Florida community. Our residents are hard-working, have a dedication to an underserved patient population and an articulated interest in our unique patient population.

Miami is a unique and wonderful place to both live and work. We invite you to come discover why patients, physicians and students from across the country and all over the world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System. We look forward to receiving your application.

-Carlos A. Medina, MD, FPMRS

Description

Our program’s goals include self-learning and case-based modules for physician training; innovative bench models to promote surgical techniques; professional behavior; high-quality research (with mentorship and dedicated research coordinator and statistician); education and promotion of residents as teachers; a healthy environment for learning (emphasis on wellness and time to learn at a comfortable pace, in a non-threatening environment); simulation, role-playing and drills to enhance patient care; patient-centric focus emphasizing mode of delivery, cost and patient outcome; compassionate patient care with attention to cultural sensitivity (cultural sensitivity modules and free language classes offered) and emphasis in diversity, equity and inclusivity.

With a strong value in diversity, we select physicians from different academic, ethnic, geographic and social backgrounds. The ideal resident for this program is compassionate, well-rounded and has a strong interest in serving in the dynamic, multiethnic and multilingual South Florida community. Our residents are hard-working, have a dedication to an underserved patient population and an articulated interest in our unique patient population.

Miami is a unique and wonderful place to both live and work. We invite you to come discover why patients, physicians and students from across the country and all over the world are drawn to Miami and the UM/Jackson Health System. We look forward to receiving your application.

-Carlos A. Medina, MD, FPMRS

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

8

Duration of Residency?

4 years

Program Highlights

1 of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the U.S. (126 beds & 66 beds as part of a Level IV ICU)

3,900 – 4,250 deliveries annually

State-of -the-art, minimally invasive surgical training & education center on campus

Program Curriculum

Overview

Through CREOG-review; faculty lectures; hands-on skills workshops; independent reading; individual instruction; journal club; lectures; mentorship; porcine lab; quizzes; simulation training; teaching and, of course, direct patient care, residents will acquire knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Family Planning
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Obstetrics
  • OB/GYN Triage and Emergencies
  • Primary and Ambulatory Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Research
  • Robotics
  • Ultrasound

Program Requirements

Our training program is organized so graduates will meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology educational objectives and competencies. To satisfy program requirements, residents must complete:

  • 72 weeks of training in Gynecology
  • 72 weeks of training in Obstetrics
  • 24 weeks of training in Gynecologic Oncology
  • 12 weeks of training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • 6 weeks of training in Family Planning
  • 6 weeks of training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • 6 weeks of training in Ultrasound
  • 6 weeks of training in Urogynecology
  • 4 weeks of Research/Elective Experience
  • Continuity clinics throughout all four years of training
  • Research project (residents are required to complete at least one research project and publish or present their work at a local, regional or national meeting, in addition to annual Resident Research Day)
  • Quality improvement project required for graduation (to be presented at grand rounds)

Year 1 (Internship/PGY-1)

The first year of the residency (PGY-1) is an internship offered within our residency training program. It consists of the following rotations:

  • Gynecology (3 blocks) – including one-block focus on Family Planning; one night block
  • Obstetrics (3 blocks) – one night block on Labor and Delivery
  • Gynecologic Oncology (1 block)
  • Ultrasound/Family Planning (1 block) – one block of combined Family Planning and OB & GYN Ultrasound
  • Continuity Clinic throughout the year

Year 2 (PGY-2)

Training in the second year of the residency (PGY-2) consists of the following rotations:

  • Gynecology (3 blocks) – including a one-block focus on Reproductive Endocrinology/Robotics/MIS and a one-block focus on Urogynecology; one night block
  • Obstetrics (3 blocks) – one night block on L&D
  • Gynecologic Oncology (1 block)
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1 block)
  • Continuity Clinic throughout the year

Year 3 (PGY-3)

Training in the third year of the residency (PGY-3) consists of the following rotations:

  • Gynecology (3 blocks)
  • Obstetrics (3 blocks) – 1-night block on L&D
  • GYN Minimally Invasive Surgery (1 block)
  • Gynecologic Oncology (1 block)
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1 block)
  • Research Elective (1 block)
  • Continuity Clinic throughout the year

Year 4 (PGY-4)

Training in the fourth year of the residency (PGY-4) consists of the following rotations:

  • Gynecology (3 blocks)
  • Obstetrics (3 blocks) – 1-night block on L&D
  • Ambulatory Surgery/MIS (1 block) – GYN/FPMRS at Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Gynecologic Oncology (1 block)
  • Urogynecology/FPMRS (1 block)
  • Continuity Clinic throughout the year

Rotations

OB, GYN, GYO, MFM and UROGYN rotations include time in both the clinic and the operating room or L&D. Dedicated time for laparoscopy is created for residents, and residents get experience with adnexal surgery and hysterectomies throughout all four years of training. In addition to dedicated surgical rotations, residents are provided additional opportunities to train in minimally invasive surgery. They complete online and in-person robotic training, and assist with cases at bedside and at the console. Residents also engage in required Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery training at the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training & Education Center, a state-of -the-art education and training facility located on the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus.

Your Faculty

Pouya Abhari, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Veronica Alvarez-Galiana, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

George Attia, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Associate Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Director, UHealth Center for Reproductive Medicine

Ian Bishop, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Family Planning
Associate Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Gene Burkett, MD
Professor Emeritus, Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Jose A. Carugno, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Katrina Ciraldo, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Liviu Cojocaru, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Stephanie Delgado, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Juan Diaz Quinones, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Generalist Division
Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Integration and Operations

Jaime Dickerson, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division
Associate Medical Director of the Women’s HIV GYN Service

Lunthita Duthely, EdD, MSCTI, MS, RYT-200
Research Assistant Professor

Flavia Fairbanks Lima de Oliveira, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Gynecology

Kathryn Fanning, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Lydia Fein, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Transgender Health
Associate Director, Medical Student Clerkship

Michelle Fletcher, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division
Director, Patient Safety and Quality in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Longitudinal Clinical Educator, NextGenMD

Jorge J. Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Gynecology
Medical Student Clerkship Director

Sophia George, PhD
Associate Professor
Research, Gynecologic Oncology

Victoria Guerrero Gorman, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Arumugam Jayakumar, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Division of Research

Patricia P. Jeudin, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Gynecologic Oncology (Benign)
Vice Chair for Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Ira S. Karmin, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Gynecology

Carlos A. Medina, MD
Professor and Executive Vice-Chair, Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Director, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Janice M. Moscoso, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Chima Ndubizu, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Michael J. Paidas, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Chief of Service, UHealth Tower
Chief of Service, Jackson Health System

Sabrina Maria Pastor Carvajal, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division
Associate Medical Director, Labor and Delivery
Chair, Clinical Competency Committee

Pasquale Patrizio, MD
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Program Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship

Joseph Matthew Pearson, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Gynecologic Oncology

JoNell E. Potter, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair, Reproductive Sciences
Chief, Women’s HIV Service
Director, THRIVE Clinic

Alfredo Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director, UHealth Jackson Fetal Care

Bradley Safro, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Jaqueline Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Matthew Schlumbrecht, MD
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair, Global and Community Health
Program Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
Co-Lead, Gynecologic Oncology Site Disease Group
Medical Co-Director for Research Operations, SCCC Survivorship Program

Anna Sfakianaki, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Program Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

Judith Simms-Cendan, MD
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Abdulrahman Sinno, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Interim Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
Director of Surgical Research and Education, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Usha Verma, MD
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Chief, Gynecology & Gynecology Perioperative Services
Chair, Program Evaluation Committee

Austin Zanelotti, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Generalist Division

Alumni Placements Include

Adventist Health Los Angeles
Augusta University
Baptist Health System
Baylor College of Medicine
Broward Health
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Duke University
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Hackensack University Medical Center
HCA Healthcare
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
IVF Florida Reproductive Associates
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville
Mayo Clinic – Rochester
Memorial Regional Hospital
Mercy Hospital
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mountain West Medical Center
National Institutes of Health
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Ravenwood Health
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Stanford University
University of California, San Diego
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of South Florida
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Memorial Hospital
Yale School of Medicine

Alumni Placements Include

Adventist Health Los Angeles
Augusta University
Baptist Health System
Baylor College of Medicine
Broward Health
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Duke University
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine
Hackensack University Medical Center
HCA Healthcare
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
IVF Florida Reproductive Associates
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville
Mayo Clinic – Rochester
Memorial Regional Hospital
Mercy Hospital
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Mountain West Medical Center
National Institutes of Health
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Ravenwood Health
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Stanford University
University of California, San Diego
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of South Florida
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School/Parkland Memorial Hospital
Yale School of Medicine