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Hurricane Irma

Jackson Health System has resumed normal operations at a majority of its facilities.

The UHealth Jackson Urgent Care at Cutler Bay is now open
The UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center at Keystone Point is now open
The UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center at Country Walk, as well as the Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center and Prevention, Education & Treatment (PET) Center, remain closed due to power outages.

To reschedule an appointment, please call 305-585-6000. Updated information for UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers is available at JacksonUrgentCare.com.


Academic Excellence from Miami to the World

Welcome to the Jackson Health System/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  Our ACGME-approved residency is a 3-year program that includes an optional additional year of an integrated “Academic Pathway” with fellowship opportunities in Critical Care, Research, Education/Simulation, Prehospital/Disaster and Administration among others. 

We offer a comprehensive patient-centered model designed to train compassionate and expert Emergency Medicine leaders.  Our EM residency provides a well-rounded curriculum that conforms to the standards of the ACGME to develop outstanding future clinicians and scholars.  Rotation locations include the University of Miami Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital in neighboring Broward County. 

Established in the heart of Miami in 1918, Jackson Memorial Hospital is the largest public hospital in the nation.  Our emergency department sees an average of 110,000 adults and pediatric visits per year and is home to the only Level One Trauma Center serving the 2.6 million habitants of Miami-Dade County and beyond.  As the county’s safety net hospital, we see a broad spectrum of conditions and diseases and proudly make a difference in the lives of our patient population daily.  Our entire EM faculty has decades of experience educating students, interns and residents and is dedicated to teaching, promoting and advancing emergency medicine. 

Program leadership includes Chief of Emergency Medicine Girish Bobby Kapur MD, MPH, a renowned International EM expert, Residency Director Christopher Freeman, MD, FACEP, Associate Program Director, Mark Supino, MD and Emergency Ultrasound Director, Leila Posaw, MD, MPH, FACEP.

We are confident that our unique residency program is what you are looking for.  Our experienced friendly staff will make you feel right at home; your exposure to medicine will be like no other; and the result will be an education and work readiness beyond compare.  Not to mention the exciting and invigorating lifestyle Miami has to offer!  Join the Jackson Health System Emergency Medicine Residency Program:  where national expertise meets excellence in global health training.

Apply through ERAS now. 

ER Residency Class


AGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents per year:  15
Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017
Duration:   Three years
U.S. Citizenship Required:  No

Class of 2019 Residents

Class of 2020 Residents


The ERAS application:
• Personal statement
• Dean’s letter
• Medical school transcript
• Results of Part I of the USMLE (current average 231), and Part II when available (current average 240)
Note: We require that all Allopathic, Osteopathic and Canadian medical school applicants complete the USMLE EXAM Step 1. We do not accept any other board scores.
• Three letters of recommendation
Note: We require that one be from an emergency medicine physician. We accept the CORD Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE).
• Applicants with previous residency experience must submit letters from their previous program director

Foreign/International Medical Graduate applications must include:
• A copy of your ECFMG certification.
• Copies of all ECFMG, FMGEMS, FLEX scores
• At least three letters of recommendation
Note: We require that one letter be from emergency medicine physicians from the U.S. but it is suggested that two of your letters come from emergency physicians
• The hospital accepts ONLY J1 visas
• One year of U.S. clinical experience is required
• Graduation from medical school no more than four years ago

• Interviews will be offered to applicants with complete applications starting the first week of November 2017.
Due to the high number of competitive applications we receive and the fact that interviews are scheduled to start the first week in November, our formal application deadline for submitting applications is November 15, 2017.
• We will notify candidates accepted for interviews via email and invitation through Interview Broker
• Interviews will be held between November 1, 2017 and January 18, 2018.

Teaching Hospitals

  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • VA Hospital

Block Schedule

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for PGY-1 match positions

We welcome allopathic, osteopathic and Canadian medical school applicants but require that you complete the USMLE EXAM Step 1. We accept no other board scores. International medical school graduates need to contact the ECFMG for application materials.

Program Directors

Christopher Freeman, MD
Program Director

Mark Supino, MD
Associate Program Director

Girish Bobby Kapur, MD
Chief of Emergency Medicine

Isabelle St-Cyr
Program Coordinator

Contact Information
Isabelle St-Cyr
Phone: 305-585-6373

For more information, please email JMH-EM-Residency@jhsmiami.org

Prospective Residents

Physicians Services / Housestaff Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
East Tower Room 1004
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123

Graduate Medical Education Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Institute 118B
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-585-4310
Fax: 305-585-4309