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Program Coordinator, Urology Residency Program
Jacqueline Meneses
Phone: 305-243-3670
Email: jmeneses@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the American Urological Association Urology Match, which is an early match. All of our training class positions are filled through the AUA Match, which occurs in January. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

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

Deadline:
Applications are accepted beginning in September. While there is no deadline date for applications, applications are reviewed immediately and interview invitations are typically sent out within two weeks. Interviews are conducted from October to December.

Call Schedule

Call schedule is from home. Frequency varies based on location and year level.

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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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33155

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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.

Taking Step 2 prior to applying to our program is encouraged.

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

Urology Residency

Mission & Vision

Our program strives to train urologists whose actions embody a spirit of professionalism and humanism and who achieve clinical excellence in all aspects of operative and non-operative urology. Upon graduation from our program, residents are prepared to pursue any desired career path including fellowship, private practice or any combination of teaching, research and clinical service. Being located in one of the most diverse cities in the world, our program values diversity among our faculty and resident complement, and our trainees graduate from the program able to recognize and respond to the needs of patients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Mission & Vision

Our program strives to train urologists whose actions embody a spirit of professionalism and humanism and who achieve clinical excellence in all aspects of operative and non-operative urology. Upon graduation from our program, residents are prepared to pursue any desired career path including fellowship, private practice or any combination of teaching, research and clinical service. Being located in one of the most diverse cities in the world, our program values diversity among our faculty and resident complement, and our trainees graduate from the program able to recognize and respond to the needs of patients from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Urology Residency Program and the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Urology.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to showing you what makes us so proud of the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Urology Residency Program and the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Urology.

In any residency training program, the focus must be on teaching future urologists how best to provide the highest quality of patient care. To be most effective, the faculty must cultivate both the resident’s knowledge of all urologic pathology and his or her surgical competency. We believe of equal importance is the necessity of ensuring that each resident is skillful at interacting meaningfully with each patient and the patient’s family, at interfacing successfully with other medical personnel and at productively exploring research questions. During the resident’s five years of urologic training, each resident must learn to examine pertinent medical ethical questions and relevant issues of cost containment with responsible use of resources, because both have an effect on patient care. In order to achieve these goals, we foster a teaching environment shaped by open communication, close supervision and regular evaluation.

Our training program, one of the busiest in the country, affords each resident a multifaceted experience. Within one square mile, a trainee has exposure to a 600-bed private tertiary care hospital (UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility); one of the nation’s largest metropolitan hospitals with 1,498 beds and one of the busiest, state-of-the-art trauma centers in the country (Jackson Memorial Hospital); an active Veterans Administration Medical Center with 500 beds and a premier spinal cord unit (Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center) and a regional cancer center (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center). Nearby, residents have a modern outpatient clinic and ambulatory surgery facility (The Lennar Foundation Medical Center) and one of the premier pediatric centers in the country (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital).

Largely a referral center, Jackson Memorial Hospital draws a diverse patient population from Central and South America, the Caribbean, South Florida and Northeastern “snowbirds,” as well as the Miami metropolitan area. This patient diversity helps the resident to receive a unique and comprehensive training experience.

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

-Robert Marcovich, MD

Description

Our training program, one of the busiest in the country, affords each resident a multifaceted experience. Within one square mile, a trainee has exposure to a 600-bed private tertiary care hospital (UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility); one of the nation’s largest metropolitan hospitals with 1,498 beds and one of the busiest, state-of-the-art trauma centers in the country (Jackson Memorial Hospital); an active Veterans Administration Medical Center with 500 beds and a premier spinal cord unit (Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center) and a regional cancer center (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center). Nearby, residents have a modern outpatient clinic and ambulatory surgery facility (The Lennar Foundation Medical Center) and one of the premier pediatric centers in the country (Nicklaus Children’s Hospital).

Largely a referral center, Jackson Memorial Hospital draws a diverse patient population from Central and South America, the Caribbean, South Florida and Northeastern “snowbirds,” as well as the Miami metropolitan area. This patient diversity helps the resident to receive a unique and comprehensive training experience.

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

-Robert Marcovich, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Residents per Year?

3

Duration of Residency?

5 years

Program Highlights

4 training facilities within 1 square mile

1 of the busiest, state-of-the art trauma centers in the country

Robotic surgical simulator experience & dedicated research block

Program Curriculum

Overview

Resident education is a top priority in the Urology Residency Program. Didactic conferences include weekly grand rounds, Patient Safety & Quality Assurance Conference (formerly Morbidity & Mortality), boards review and bimonthly faculty-run seminars. Daily one-on-one intraoperative teaching is also stressed. Robotic surgical simulators are available at two of our hospitals. Monthly didactic sessions are provided to train residents in the methodology of patient safety and quality improvement, and include project support.

Grand rounds and case conferences occur on Thursday mornings. The department enjoys a very active visiting professor lecture program, with many prominent speakers featured throughout the year.

Year 1

The first year of training consists of surgery rotations such as kidney transplant, trauma, general surgery, surgical ICU and plastic surgery, in addition to six months of urology rotations.

Years 2-5

The following four years of clinical urology curriculum consists of graduated experience in adult and pediatric outpatient and inpatient urology. Rotations at four hospitals and two outpatient centers provide the resident with experience in the subspecialty domains of urologic oncology, endourology (stones and minimally invasive surgery), robotic surgery, female urology/neurourology, reconstructive/prosthetic urology and andrology, and men’s health. Residents have a dedicated four-month opportunity to explore research interests during the third year. Additionally, a dedicated two-month kidney transplant rotation in the fourth year provides valuable surgical experience.

Your Faculty

Richard C. Davi, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology

Leslie Allan Deane, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Urology

Mark L. Gonzalgo, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program
Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Urology

Nicholas Joseph Hauser, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology

Bruce R. Kava, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Urology
Chief, Urology Service, Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Charles M. Lynne, MD
Professor Emeritus, Urology

Robert Marcovich, MD
Associate Professor, Urology
Director, Urology Residency Program

Laura Martin, DO
Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology

Bruno Nahar Aragao de Oliveira, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology

Dani Papir, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology

Dipen J. Parekh, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, University of Miami Health System
Director, Robotic Surgery
Professor, Urology
The Victor A. Politano, Endowed Chair in Urology

Sanoj Punnen, MD
Associate Professor, Urologic Oncology

Ranjith Ramasamy, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Urology

Chad R. Ritch, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Urologic Oncology

Carlos Santa-Cruz, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology

Ramgopal Satyanarayana Konanur, MD
Associate Professor, Urology

Hemendra Shah, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Urology

Sanjaya Kumar Swain, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Urology

Alumni Placements Include:

Emory University
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
National Cancer Institute
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Moffitt Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Florida

Alumni Placements Include:

Emory University
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
National Cancer Institute
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Moffitt Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Florida