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Overview

In partnership with the Miller School of Medicine-University of Miami, the program offers 36 categorical positions (nine at each level) as part of its fully accredited four-year residency program. The department values diversity and prides itself in selecting physicians from different social, ethnic, geographic and academic backgrounds. Aside from providing residents with comprehensive training in the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology, the department aims to engage residents in a lifelong commitment to the promotion of women’s health care.

Through lectures, small group conferences, individual instruction, independent reading, and direct patient care, residents will acquire knowledge and skills in:

  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Ambulatory Surgery
  • OB/GYN Triage
  • Primary and Ambulatory Care
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)
  • Research
  • Ultrasound
  • Urogynecology

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year:  Nine
Duration:   Four years
Postgraduate Training Required:   No
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained positions at:

  • Cleveland Clinic Florida – Minimally Invasive GYN Fellowship
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – MFM Fellowship
  • Keiser Permanente – Generalist
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Hospital – Generalist & Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
  • Stanford University – MFM Fellowship
  • University of California, San Diego – REI Fellowship
  • University of Illinois at Chicago – MFM Fellowship
  • University of North Carolina – Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
  • University of Southern California – Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship & REI Fellowship
  • University of Texas Southwestern – REI Fellowship
  • Yale School of Medicine – Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

Current Residents

PGY-1
PGY-2
PGY-3
PGY-4

Application Deadline
November 1

The ideal resident for this program is compassionate, well-rounded and has a strong interest in serving in the multiethnic, multilingual, dynamic South Florida community.

The department uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to process applications and participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

If applicants are chosen for an interview, they can expect to be notified sometime between October and December.
Cut off point of year since graduation? 5 yrs (most of that time spent in academic training)
USMLE Step 1 minimum scores? 200. IMGs 230.
USMLE Step 2CK minimum scores? 200. IMGs 230.
USMLE Step #2 required for interview? Yes
Do you have any maximum USMLE attempts for steps 1 or 2? 1 time
I passed COMLEX PE do you still require USMLE CS? No
COMLEX Step 1 minimum score requirement? 725
COMLEX Step 2 minimum score requirement? 700
Is US Clinical experience required? No
Do you sponsor any visas, H1 or J1? J1 only
To get invited for interview, do you need me to have my ECMFG certificate in hand? No, but have at time of interview.
How many total residents in your program? 36
Do you offer pre-match positions? No
Do you accept application only via ERAS? Yes

Letter of recommendation criteria

  • Minimum of 3 letters
  • One letter must be from clerkship director or chairman
  • Two letters must be from OB/GYN physicians.

To satisfy program requirements, residents must complete:

72 weeks of training in gynecology
24 weeks of training in gynecologic oncology
12 weeks of training in maternal-fetal medicine
72 weeks of training in obstetrics
Six weeks of training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility
Sixa weeks of training in reproductive health
Six weeks of training in ultrasound
Six weeks of training in urogynecology
Six weeks of training in emergency medicine
Continuity clinics throughout all four years of training

Educational & Other Experience
QI Project:  All residents will participate in quality improvement projects and are required to complete one prior to graduation

Resident Mentoring Program
Residents are paired with attending physicians to guide them throughout their four years of learning.

Research
A research project will be presented in the fourth year of training at the annual resident research conference.

Call
Call schedules are dependent on rotation and PGY level. The 80 hour work week is maintained throughout all 4 years. 

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital and Clinics
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Cleveland Clinic South Florida

Program Directors, Preceptors, Medical Student Clerkship Directors, or Contacts:
Dr. Carlos Medina
Program Director

Dr. Christine Curry
Associate Program Director

Dr. Jorge Garcia
Clerkship Director

Dr. Karla Maguire
Associate Clerkship Director

Tameka Collins
Clerkship Coordinator

Applicants are directed to the American Board of Surgery for board eligibility requirements.

Zusel Matos, MHSA
Program Coordinator
Phone: 305-585-5640
Fax: 305-585-7651
Email: zmatos@med.miami.edu

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

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