Residency Program

Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.

In 1965, Lynn P. Carmichael, M.D. founded our Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as the first academic family medicine department in the United States. A year later, Dr. Carmichael set another precedent by establishing the first U.S. Family Practice Training Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Today, our department at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Jackson Health System offer a dynamic program in clinical care, medical education, research, and community health.

Program

We are proud to be part of our multicultural, community-focused, innovative, encouraging environment found at our residency program. Our goal is to provide the broad-based medical training that is essential for family physicians to develop their skills and become lifelong learners. Our family physicians serve as each community’s link to accessible medical care, continuity of care and medical advocacy.

We encourage our residents to take on leadership roles in the hospital, the university, and our community. We promote open communication and feedback at all levels and we value learning that promotes mutual respect, flexibility, compassion and developing the necessary clinical skills to thrive in any medical setting.

Our residents train at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Jefferson Reaves Health Center, and rotate through various other hospitals and clinics in one of the largest medical centers in the U.S. By training at different sites, our residents are provided with wonderful and challenging clinical encounters and opportunities. This variety of experiences is a definitive element in becoming a confident, knowledgeable, compassionate and resourceful family medicine physician.

Our program mirrors the global, diverse flavor of Miami, both in patient population and resident roster, making it rich in cultural diversity and international exposure. We are fortunate to attract outstanding trainees from all over the United States and abroad.

We are focused on resident education and have a weekly didactic lecture curriculum that teaches the entire spectrum of family medicine, including board preparation, procedure workshops, and family medicine community physicians who are invited to talk to our residents about their private practices.

Since our program began in 1967, we have graduated skilled, successful, and compassionate physicians. The key to our success is the commitment of our faculty and staff to excellence in education and patient care. We have a strong group of dedicated and diverse faculty who love to teach, and help our residents grow professionally and personally into fine family physicians.

In a geographic location that combines one of the nation’s top medical and research universities with a culturally diverse community that presents a multitude of social and recreational opportunities, our residency program offers limitless opportunities for personal and professional development.

You are about to make a decision that will influence the rest of your life. I hope our program information will help you discover the atmosphere of teamwork and professionalism we strive to create. I invite you to consider training at our Jackson Memorial Hospital Medicine Residency Program.

Please explore our website and contact us with any questions or comments.

I look forward to meeting you.

José Picó, M.D.
Director, Jackson Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

For application to our residency program, we participate in the ERAS process. For international graduates, please contact the ECFMG. For LCME students interested in our externship program, please visit our externship page for more information.
Visit our Jackson Memorial Hospital Residency Program website.