Now accepting external rotators to our EM sub-I via VSLO!!! If you have any specific questions please contact: Dr Jonathan Azoulai

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Welcome to the Class of 2026!

Official Program Video

Tribute to Our Nurses

Our Home

Established in the heart of Miami in 1918, Jackson Memorial Hospital is the largest public hospital in the nation with over 1550 beds. Jackson is a safety net hospital that serves Miami-Dade County, including a large indigent and immigrant population who have limited access to healthcare.

Frequently Asked Questions

What EMR do residents use?

JMH/Ryder/Holtz: Cerner
UM: Epic
HCH: Meditech

What are the average EM hours per week?

PGY 1: 46 hrs
PGY 2: 44 hrs
PGY 3: 42 hrs

Where do our residents eventualy practice?

1/3 community, 1/3 academic, 1/3 fellowships

Where do residents live ?

Most choose to live in South Beach or Brickell. Check out Miami Life for a list of all the different neighborhoods Miami has to offer!

How do residents receive mentorship?

Residents have advising families composed of up to 5 residents of different levels and one faculty member. These families meet quarterly in social environments for peer and faculty mentorship and advice.

Each resident is also paired with a faculty mentor of their choice for more advanced career planning.

Residents are assigned a big sibling upon starting orientation for peer mentorship and easier transition.

Each class is assigned a specific PD/APD who meets with residents semi-annually to provide one-on-one feedback, discuss their progress and plan their career trajectory

How does the residency address diversity?

Our residency values diversity and inclusion and we see this as essential in addressing disparities in healthcare and achieving health equity. We believe a diverse and inclusive residency is critical to providing high-quality care and education. We serve a diverse patient population and want our residents to mirror the diversity of our community.

That community, South Florida and Miami-Dade County, is like no other is like no other in the United States. Miami-Dade County has had a 7 percent population growth since 2010, and it is 67% Hispanic/Latino, 18% black, and 51% foreign-born, with more than 70% of households speaking a first language other than English at home.

The University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Health System aim to be one of the premier academic institutions leading our nation in diversity and inclusion.

Jackson has been named a LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2020 Report, published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Each of our hospitals was evaluated and received high marks for their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) patients and their families, as well as employment non-discrimination and cultural competency training for staff.

See our diversity events and initiatives

How does the residency address wellness ?

The residency hosts two retreats where all residents are protected and get to enjoy time outdoors. Activities in the past have included barbecuing, games, kayaking, paddle boarding, sports, and lounging at the beach.

The ED shifts are scheduled in a way to promote circadian rhythms and group nights.

The institution also hosts an annual wellness week with different activities including free ice cream, back massages, yoga and meditation services.

Residents also get a dedicated wellness day off a year!

Every Thursday the institution has Jazz music being played and the farmer’s market on campus!

Free confidential resources available to all residents for help and mental health services.

Residents can obtain access and discounts to a on-campus gym.

The city of Miami!

Welcome from Dr. Dean Ford