Welcome from the Chairman


Dear Internal Medicine Residency Applicant,

I want to welcome you to the Department of Medicine and our residency training program in internal medicine. We offer a unique blend of resident responsibility, patient diversity, and a most extraordinary spectrum of illnesses. The patient population we serve includes patients from every walk of life and across every social stratum within Miami-Dade County, neighboring counties, and the southeastern United States. Further, we serve as a major referral center for patients from Latin America, the Caribbean basin, and the rest of the globe. The indigent and affluent occupy beds on our medical services, and we are proud that the quality of care delivered is consistently superior.

Our residents not only train at the University of Miami Hospital, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, but also at our showcase, Jackson Memorial Hospital, a major teaching institution for University of Miami and one of the nation's busiest hospitals.  Our Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is continually ranked in U.S. News & World Report #1 among the “Best Hospitals in America”.   Training in different sites will bring a broad spectrum of knowledge with a diverse group of inpatient and ambulatory rotations in a variety of settings and a comprehensive clinical practice experience in public, private, federal and community-based settings.  We provide care to all of our patients regardless of insurance status.

As the Chairman of the Department of Medicine, my role is to provide leadership for growth and excellence as we move this Department to the forefront of clinical care and discovery. The Department of Medicine's mission is defined by the discovery of new treatments and scholarly pursuit of knowledge in an open atmosphere, with the goal of training the next generation of leaders in medicine and outstanding patient care. The department's exceptional faculty and trainees are the foundation of this mission. We believe you will quickly agree that DOM’s faculty and trainees very much represent the future and leading edge of academic medicine - extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. Our department reaches far beyond the walls of our medical school to improve human health and quality of life in our community and throughout the world, providing high-quality patient care and training in a multicultural, ethnically diverse setting.

The Department of Medicine has a long and proud history of research and discovery in the basic, clinical, and translational sciences. Currently, the Department of Medicine spans an elite group of medical centers that are prominent leaders in the discovery and delivery of medicine in many areas. Our impressive team of talented faculty and researchers is renowned for bridging the bench to the bedside and for clinical research evaluations of new drugs and devices.

The educational mission of the Department of Medicine is to train exceptional healers and the future leaders in academic medicine. The department is home to residency and fellowship programs in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Heart   Failure and Transplant,  Endocrinology and Metabolism, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine, Hepatology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Pulmonary Critical Care, and Rheumatology.

Our postgraduate training programs are an integral part of my mission to develop the future leaders in Medicine, and I invite you to consider us as you look for a home to continue this next important phase of the career development and medical education.


Only my best,
Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Medicine