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Program Coordinator, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Residency Program
Jenine Dunn
Phone: 305-243-6466
Email: JMDunn@med.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 beginning in September. While there is no deadline for applications, well-qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible, prior to October 1. Interview offers will be sent out by the end of October and interviews will be conducted from November 15 to January 30.

Call Schedule

The call schedule covers Jackson Memorial Hospital; the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UHealth Tower. Second and third year residents are in-house for call, while fourth and fifth year residents take “backup call” from home.

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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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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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 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination 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

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency

Mission & Vision

The mission of our residency program is to be a state-of-the-art academic training program for physicians seeking otolaryngology specialty training in a diverse, multicultural environment.

Some of our goals and objectives include, delivering high-quality education for the next generation of otolaryngologists preparation for them to become clinician scientists or academic otolaryngologists, as well as community-based general otolaryngologists; providing multidisciplinary, compassionate healthcare with an emphasis on patient safety and quality improvement; leading life-changing discoveries through the exercise of multidisciplinary, innovative research; promoting the health and well-being of our community and our healthcare providers and nurturing diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Mission & Vision

The mission of our residency program is to be a state-of-the-art academic training program for physicians seeking otolaryngology specialty training in a diverse, multicultural environment.

Some of our goals and objectives include, delivering high-quality education for the next generation of otolaryngologists preparation for them to become clinician scientists or academic otolaryngologists, as well as community-based general otolaryngologists; providing multidisciplinary, compassionate healthcare with an emphasis on patient safety and quality improvement; leading life-changing discoveries through the exercise of multidisciplinary, innovative research; promoting the health and well-being of our community and our healthcare providers and nurturing diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency.

We are an incredibly busy program, where you will receive the highest quality training across the entire breadth and depth of our specialty. More than 25 clinical faculty members together perform more than 22,000 cases each year.

Our clinical excellence was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report with a top 10 (number nine ranking) and our clinical activity is well balanced with research productivity. We are top 15 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and recently secured The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32) training grant, only the eighth otolaryngology program to ever obtain one.

Finally, as a department we pride ourselves on our diversity of backgrounds, interests and personalities, as well as our friendly collegial environment. In fact, this is one of the intangibles that sets our program apart from others, as you will find that many of our current faculty members have done all, or part, of their training in our program, which is a true testament to our group’s strength and cohesiveness. Taken together, I guarantee that you will not find a program as busy, diverse and friendly as ours.

The surroundings in which you train are an important aspect of selecting a residency program, and Miami is a wonderful place to both live and work. 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 world are drawn to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System.

-Zoukaa Sargi, MD, MPH

Description

Finally, as a department we pride ourselves on our diversity of backgrounds, interests and personalities, as well as our friendly collegial environment. In fact, this is one of the intangibles that sets our program apart from others, as you will find that many of our current faculty members have done all, or part, of their training in our program, which is a true testament to our group’s strength and cohesiveness. Taken together, I guarantee that you will not find a program as busy, diverse and friendly as ours.

The surroundings in which you train are an important aspect of selecting a residency program, and Miami is a wonderful place to both live and work. 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 world are drawn to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System.

-Zoukaa Sargi, MD, MPH

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

4

Duration of Residency?

5 years

Program Highlights

Top 10 ENT ranking from U.S. News & World Report

20,000+ procedures performed annually with tremendous breadth & depth across all subspecialties presented

8th otolaryngology program in the U.S. to receive an NRSA T32 training grant

Program Curriculum

Overview

Our curriculum provides a wide range of clinical experience and exposure to both common and rare clinical problems in all age groups and clinical populations.

Resident responsibilities are progressive throughout the training program in order to develop a well-rounded otolaryngologist, confident and competent in dealing with all types of problems. As our resident complement increases from three/year to four/year, the curriculum is being evaluated and adjusted to best maximize educational opportunities.

Resident education is a clear priority at Jackson Memorial Hospital and specifically within our department. Otolaryngology residents have protected didactic time, weekly grand rounds and hands-on courses offered throughout the year, including airway simulation, head and neck cadaver, rhinology and skull base and temporal bone courses.

Year 1

First-year residents complete six months on the ENT service. Additional rotations include anesthesia, oral surgery, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, radiation oncology and surgical intensive care unit.

Year 2

Second-year residents complete four, three-month rotations including head and neck, otology, pediatrics and VA. Surgical responsibilities include adenoidectomies, myringotomies, tonsillectomies, and other minor surgical procedures, as well as assisting faculty and senior residents with major surgery.

Year 3

Third-year residents have a six-month dedicated research rotation. Three months are spent on the rhinology/laryngology service and three months are spent on the general/pediatrics service.

Year 4

Fourth-year residents currently rotate through two-month assignments. These include head and neck, facial plastics, otology, pediatrics and rhinology/laryngology.

Year 5

Fifth-year residents also rotate through two-month assignments. These include head and neck, facial plastics, otology, pediatrics and rhinology/laryngology. They assume all responsibility for the outpatient clinic and inpatient care at the medical center and serve as chief resident for one academic year. They have direct supervisory responsibility over the junior members of the house staff and perform much of the major staff surgery. They also assist in the presentation of didactic lectures and mentor junior and senior medical students.

Your Faculty

Christine Dinh, MD
Assistant Professor, Neuro-otology
Director, Resident Research

Corinna Levine, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
Director, Resident Education

Elizabeth Nicolli, MD
Assistant Professor, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction
Associate Program Director, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program

Zoukaa B. Sargi, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, Skull-Base Surgery
Director, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program

Fred Telischi, MD
James R. Chandler Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Professor, Neuro-otology

Carlos Torre, MD
Assistant Professor, General Otolaryngology and Sleep Surgery
Director, Patient Safety/Quality Improvement

Don Weed, MD
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
Professor – Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

Alumni Placements Include:

Overall, about 50 percent of our graduates pursue fellowships and the other 50 percent go into private practice.

Facial Plastics
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Head and Neck Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Miami
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University

Laryngology
Johns Hopkins University

Neuro-otology
House Ear Clinic
University of Miami

Rhinology/Anterior Skull Base
Ohio State University

Alumni Placements Include:

Overall, about 50 percent of our graduates pursue fellowships and the other 50 percent go into private practice.

Facial Plastics
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Head and Neck Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Miami
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University

Laryngology
Johns Hopkins University

Neuro-otology
House Ear Clinic
University of Miami

Rhinology/Anterior Skull Base
Ohio State University