Residency Program

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jackson Memorial Hospital is the third-largest teaching hospital in the United States with an average of 1,068 residents trained a year.

Jackson Memorial Hospital, the system’s flagship hospital with 1,558 beds, is the third-largest public teaching hospital in the United States through an academic affiliation with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Jackson Memorial is a training center for physicians and other healthcare professionals from around the world. It has received countless awards, certifications and recognitions for medicine, nursing, research and patient care.

With over 1500 beds, JMH is one of the largest in the country. It is the only county hospital for the citizens of Miami-Dade County, is the major teaching institution for University of Miami, is one of the nation’s busiest hospitals, and is continually ranked in U.S. News & World Report among the “Best Hospitals in America”.

Opened in 1918, Jackson Memorial Hospital is an accredited, tax-assisted, tertiary teaching hospital with 1,558 licensed beds. Jackson Memorial provides a wide range of patient services and educational programs, a clinical setting for research activities, and a number of health-related community services. It is a regional referral center and a magnet for medical research and innovation. Jackson Memorial’s world-renown treatment facilities include the Ryder Trauma Center, UM/JM Burn Center, Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital and the Miami Transplant Institute. Based on the number of admissions to a single facility, Jackson Memorial is one of the nation’s busiest hospitals.

Jackson Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Since 1952, the Public Health Trust has had a basic affiliation agreement with the medical school, supplemented by an annual operating agreement, which sets forth the responsibilities of and the services to be provided by each party. Of the nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members of the medical school, more than 600 are doctors engaged in clinical practice who have been granted medical staff privileges and can admit patients to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

While Jackson Memorial and the University of Miami operate as independent institutions, many of the services and programs offered at the hospital and medical school have become closely integrated. This relationship has enabled Jackson Memorial Hospital to develop as a major tertiary care center, benefiting both the community and the region it serves.

Jackson Health System is an integrated healthcare delivery network with approximately 11,000 employees. It has been a central provider of medical services and healthcare leadership for residents of Miami-Dade County and beyond for nearly a century. Owned and supported by the taxpayers of Miami-Dade County, it is governed by the seven-member Public Health Trust Financial Recovery Board under the auspices of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The centerpiece of Jackson Health System is Jackson Memorial Hospital, a world-class regional center of specialized care that functions as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Jackson’s robust network also includes two community hospitals, a children’s hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a mental hospital,18 school-based programs, two long-term care nursing facilities, five correctional clinics, and both primary and specialty care centers across Miami-Dade County.