WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
Multiple Training Sites on One Medical Campus
Our residency program is proud to be one of the largest medical campuses in the U.S. housing federal, county and private clinical sites providing opportunities to serve an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse patient population. All of our sites are located within walking distance from each other making life convenient for residents and faculty to transition between institutions.
Specialty Ward Teams
Residents rotate thorough subspecialty ward teams during each residency year. The benefit of our quaternary care institutions is the opportunity for residents to explore rotations such as Transplant Nephrology, Cardiology with Advanced Heart Failure therapies, and Hematology-Oncology as early as intern year.
Health Care Administration
Hospital Medicine Elective
UM Teaching Resident
Residents on an inpatient medical service at UMH hone their teaching skills by presenting core internal medicine topics to their peers and medical students on a daily basis, moderated by faculty from the Department of Medicine.
In conjunction with the UM/JMH Center for Patient Safety, the Internal Medicine residents are trained on a variety of procedures, including paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, and central line placement. This monthly rotation enlists second and third year residents to participate in a three day instructional component, during which they learn invasive bedside procedures by a team of multi-disciplinary faculty in our UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety. The residents then spend 4 weeks as the hospital Procedure Team under the supervision of faculty.
Point of Care Ultrasound Course
This interactive course, geared towards the adult learner, utilizes simulation, lectures, online interactive modules and practical hands-on sessions to teach residents bedside ultrasound skills for use at the bedside to aid in diagnosis. During this rotation, the residents are exposed to an extensive variety of cases about general principles of ultrasound including cardiac, abdominal, vascular and lung ultrasound. After the course, the residents are able to perform bedside ultrasound in the clinical setting, which is most useful during ward and unit rotations. Course graduates have the use of dedicated resident ultrasound machines at all three institutions.
The RSAP curriculum seeks to improve the quality of the research projects pursued by residents and fellows through the introduction of research focused didactics and a structured research development program. This is a three-phase curriculum aimed to improve the quality of the research projects pursued by the residents and increase the number of projects submitted for publication in peer reviewed journals. The structured program during intern year includes identification of a relevant research question, creation of the framework of a manuscript, selection of a research mentor, and improvement of epidemiological and biostatistical knowledge through exposure and hands on interaction. The second phase of the curriculum continues with research in progress meetings in the second year to assure research milestones and the quality of each project. The third phase is a formal presentation of the research methods and findings in the third year of residency.
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Rotation
Led by our VA Chief Residents for Quality and Safety, our Quality Improvement rotation is a 4 week rotation with a longitudinal project throughout the second and third years of redisency. Residents spend 4 weeks on site at the VA with a structured curriculum and mentorship through the PDSA cycle. The goals include: to learn the process of appraising, investigating, and evaluating the care of patients; to gain experience with the critical appraisal of quality improvement (QI) research and literature; and to participate in the education of patients, families, and health care professionals.
Implemented in 2015, as an addition to our on-campus resident development, are three individual class retreats. Each class will have an opportunity to review the annual program evaluation and to plan resident-led innovations for the following year. The PGY-1 retreat includes an “Intern to Resident transition workshop” and a review of the annual program evaluation. The PGY-2 and PGY-3 retreats include class specific resident development workshops off-site.
gateway to latin america
Miami has a culturally diverse population and allows various opportunities to experience new cultures and learn languages. Entering housestaff have the opportunity to participate in a week-long Spanish or Creole language course run by faculty from the University of Miami Intensive Language Institute.
William J. Harrington Latin American Training Program
Since 1967, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has offered a wide range of opportunities to international medical students and physicians from Latin America and the Caribbean through the William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs. Qualified applicants are placed in residency and observership programs in various specialties. International Medical Graduates who are applying to our program and meet the criteria (Latin American and Caribbean residents who attended medical school in Latin America or the Caribbean and are not US citizens or permanent residents) are strongly encouraged to apply to the William J. Harrington Latin American training program. Click here for application information.