Our residency program is proud of our large medical campus with a wide variety of clinical sites and opportunities to serve diverse patient populations. All of our sites are located within walking distance from each other, and the medical campus is easily accessible by public transportation or major highways.
Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) serves as one of the main clinical sites for the internal medicine training program. As the third largest teaching hospital in the United States, Jackson Memorial Hospital fosters an academic environment that supports the education and training of housestaff in an effort to continue producing excellent physicians. While rotating at this institution, housestaff are exposed to a wide range of medical subspecialties in the outpatient, inpatient and critical care settings. As the only county hospital serving Miami-Dade County, Jackson Memorial Hospital has over 1550 inpatient beds and allows clinicians the opportunity to provide care to the most underserved populations. In so doing, our residents not only have experience with a wide range of pathologies but also a greater understanding of what it truly means to provide healthcare.
The Bruce W. Carter Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) is located across the street from Jackson Memorial Hospital. It serves the veterans of three South Florida counties (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe) and is the tertiary referral center for the West Palm Beach VAMC. The VAMC has more than 400 beds, of which eighty-one are acute medical beds including Cardiac and Medical Intensive Care Units. There are a multitude of inpatient and outpatient rotations that our housestaff can experience at this institution. The VA staffs four inpatient general medicine teams, the progressive care unit, MICU, and the inpatient geriatrics service. Other clinical opportunities include specialty clinics, palliative care, quality improvement and patient safety. One third of our residents hold their continuity clinic at the VA and provide primary care within the multidisciplinary patient aligned care team approach (PACT) developed to better serve our veterans.
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center and the largest provider of all-inclusive interdisciplinary care for cancer patients in the region. While rotating at this institution, housestaff will have an opportunity to work closely with University of Miami faculty and become an integral part of a cancer treatment team. With over 1,500 inpatient admissions annually, there is tremendous exposure to all aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Research opportunities also abound as Sylvester physicians and patients are engaged in numerous innovative clinical trials.
The University of Miami purchased Cedars Medical Center in late 2007. The facility was renamed UHealth Tower and became the region's first university-owned, multi-specialty, acute care hospital and the flagship facility of the University of Miami Health System. With 560 private rooms, UHealth Tower provides patients with personalized treatment in a high-quality environment. Housestaff have the opportunity to rotate through a private hospital doing inpatient wards, medical consult services, inpatient gastroenterology/hepatology, cardiovascular intensive care unit, and quality improvement rotations.