Residency Program

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami is one of the nation’s top 50 research universities, and the Miller School ranks #1 in NIH awards among all Florida medical schools.

Serving more than five million people as the only academic medical center in South Florida, UHealth – University of Miami Health System Miller School of Medicine has earned international acclaim for research, clinical care, and biomedical innovations. Founded in 1952 as Florida’s first accredited medical school, the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine provides medical staff for the nationally renowned University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and University of Miami Hospital. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes two additional University-owned hospitals: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the top-ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Our affiliated hospitals on the medical campus include Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami VA Medical Center.

Each year the medical school’s more than 1,500 faculty physicians have more than a million patient encounters in primary care and more than 100 medical specialties and sub-specialties. UHealth also has more than 8,200 employees. In 2011, Bascom Palmer was ranked No. 1 in the nation in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth year in a row. Four other Miller School of Medicine specialties were also listed among the nation’s best: neurology and neurosurgery, ear, nose and throat, urology, and nephrology or kidney disorders.

Research is a top priority, with more than 1,500 ongoing projects funded by more than $200 million in external grants and contracts to UM faculty. The medical campus consists of nearly 68 acres within the 153-acre complex of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, including more than 500,000 square feet of research space with plans underway to build the UM Life Science Park, which will add an additional two million square feet of space adjacent to the medical campus. The UM Life Science Park will bring together academia and industry for collaboration in bioscience research innovation. The medical campus is also home to the following acclaimed medical facilities:

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been named the country’s number one eye hospital seven years in a row by U.S. News & World Report for its ongoing excellence in ophthalmic clinical care and research.
  • The Diabetes Research Institute is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research.
  • The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center treats nearly 4,000 newly-diagnosed cancer patients each year, and treats thousands more in ongoing treatment from throughout the United States and Latin America.
  • Dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury, researchers at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis found the first direct evidence of successful regeneration of adult human central nervous system tissue.
  • The University of Miami Ear Institute houses the nation’s second most active cochlear implant program, restoring hearing to adults and children with profound deafness. Over the years the ear, nose and throat program has steadily climbed up the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
  • The nationally renowned research efforts of the Department of Pediatrics are housed in the magnificent Batchelor Children’s Research Institute.
  • The Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson is one of the nation’s best and busiest, responsible for half of the pediatric multi-visceral transplants in the world.
  • Significant federal funding supports research at the Comprehensive AIDS Program, including HIV studies in pregnant women, pediatric AIDS clinical trials, various drug protocol studies, heterosexual transmission of AIDS, transfusion safety studies, and the national cooperative drug discovery group.
  • The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics is designed to discover the genetic influences on human health and apply the knowledge to the practice of medicine through improved diagnostics, treatments and medications.
  • The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute is leading the way in the use of adult stem cells to repair malfunctioning human organs.
  • The new Biomedical Research Building, a 182,000-square-foot facility houses the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine has embarked upon a journey of unprecedented growth, with new cutting-edge centers of excellence in areas like genetics, genomics and stem cell research to add to our proven efforts in paralysis, cancer, diabetes and eye care.