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For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2015
Media Contact:
Lidia Amoretti


Miami, FL – Beginning next summer, a group of future physicians will be the inaugural class of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program – the first of its kind in South Florida accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The three-year program will offer a patient-centered and innovative educational experience designed to develop compassionate and highly-trained future Emergency Medicine physicians.
“As the nation’s largest public hospital with one of the busiest emergency rooms, Jackson Memorial Hospital is the ideal place for future generations of emergency medicine physicians to learn – and learn from the best,” said Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System. “The experience these young doctors will gain from this program will prepare them to be leaders in their field.”

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program will offer first class supervision and training to 15 residents starting in July 2016. Physicians in the program will care for patients with a variety of complex medical issues at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, and Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

Jackson Health System physicians with extensive experience in emergency medicine in large, academic medical centers will lead the program, which will follow the curriculum that conforms to the standards of the ACGME to develop outstanding future clinicians and scholars. Fellowship opportunities in critical care, research, education/simulation, prehospital/disaster planning, and administration will also be available as an optional fourth year.

“This is an important milestone for Jackson Memorial Hospital,” said Amado Alejandro Báez, MD, MPH, director of the new residency program. “With this residency, we mark a new dawn for South Florida’s emergency medicine, one that could not have been achieved without decades of hard work and the collective efforts of our faculty and institutional leadership,”

Jackson will begin recruiting for the program during the annual American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Medicine Residency Fair on October 25th in Boston.

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