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The Internal Medicine Program follows the philosophy of transforming not only the lives of our patients, but also our trainees. Our residency training is conducted in 3 very different health systems all located in the “Health District” in Miami. The 3 institutions are teaching hospitals with residents and fellows acting as the primary providers of clinical care. At JMH, our parent institution, this often means literally providing the first and only care that many of our patients receive, serving the underserved and the “never served”, regardless of their ability to pay. We are lucky enough to share faculty amongst all 3 health systems -faculty who are leaders in their field and most importantly passionate about education, clinical care and research. The variety of experiences is a definitive element in becoming a confident, knowledgeable, compassionate and resourceful internist and affords residents the opportunity to work with patients from different cultures, countries and socioeconomic statuses.

We know our program offers the depth and breadth of experience necessary to allow graduates to achieve their desired professional goals. We have striven to provide a friendly, open, and supportive environment that emphasizes academic excellence.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 38 Categorical / 9 Preliminary
Duration: 3 years
Postgraduate Training Required: No
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Miami Veteran’s Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Sylvester Cancer Center

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

  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic- Rochester
  • John Hopkins University
  • Cornell University
  • National Institute of Health
  • Yale University
  • Emory College
  • Duke University
  • Baylor University
  • Moffitt Cancer Center


Application Deadline
Applications are accepted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Interview Dates

  • November 6,13,17
  • December 1,4, 8, 11, 15, 18
  • January 8, 12

Interview requirements

  • USMLE requirements – We do not have a specific score requirement, but we usually use the National Internal Medicine USMLE averages as a benchmark. This information is available on the NRMP website in their reports section. Preference for interviews is given to those who pass all 3 exams on the first attempt.
  • U.S. Clinical experience is required, preferably three to six months
  • Visa sponsorship – The hospital sponsors J-1 visa only
  • Time since graduation: We have no specific requirement, but prefer less than five years
  • We require ECFMG certification before the rank list deadline

In the 2015-16 academic year, the JMH Internal Medicine Program is moving to a block scheduling curriculum with 4+2+2 format.  Our unique 4+2+2 block schedule is designed to allow flexibility of scheduling and curriculum while still meeting ABIM and ACGME guidelines. Residents spend 4 weeks in an inpatient setting followed by 2 weeks of ambulatory practice and a subsequent 2 weeks of elective, night relief or vacation.  Residents are guided in career development and have the opportunity to individualize curriculum in years 2 and 3 to meet graduation goals.

This program offers superb clinical training in an exciting multicultural environment.  The residents train at four principal institutions: Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. By training in three very different sites, the residents are provided with wonderful and challenging clinical encounters and opportunities. This variety of experiences is a definitive element in becoming a confident, knowledgeable, compassionate, and resourceful internist.

This program offers the depth and breadth of experience necessary to allow graduates to achieve their desired professional goals. This program has strived to provide a friendly, open and supportive environment that emphasizes academic excellence. A structured foundation in Internal Medicine with a core set of clinical experiences is balanced by the flexibility for our residents to individualize their training with several unique pathways including pathways in Urban Health, Global Health, and all Subspecialties.

Board Exam Requirements
USMLE Step 1, 2, CS for entry.

Educational & Other Experience: Unique Experiences

Procedure team
In conjunction with the UM/JMH Center for Patient Safety, the Internal Medicine Residency training program has been piloting a novel patient safety and educational initiative: the Procedure Team. This monthly rotation enlists second year residents to participate in a two day instructional component, during which they learn invasive bedside procedures by a team of multi-disciplinary faculty in our UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety. The residents then spend 4 weeks as the hospital Procedure Team under the supervision of the faculty of the Center for Patient Safety.

Residents in our program have a requirement for scholarly activity that includes opportunities traditional research as well as research dedicated to quality improvement.

All residents participate in a formal research development curriculum entitled “Resident Scholarly Activity Program” or RSAP. This is a three phase curriculum aimed to improve the quality of the research projects pursued by the residents and increase the number of projects submitted for publication in peer reviewed journals.  The first phase of the curriculum starts in the first year with a series of lectures to facilitate identifying mentors, preparing an IRB proposal, and improving epidemiological and biostatistical knowledge. The second phase of the curriculum continues with research in progress meetings in the second year to assure research milestones and the quality of each project and the third phase is a formal presentation of the research methods and findings in the third year of residency.

Quality Improvement
Led by our Veterans Administration Chief Residents for Quality and Safety, our QI rotation is a 3 year longitudinal curriculum with 2 weeks each in the PGY-1 and 2 year and a four week rotation in the final year. 

Overnight call is limited our University of Miami Coronary Care Unit in the PGY-2 year.


Phone: 305-585-5215 option 3
Fax: 305-585-8137

Stefanie Brown, M.D.
Program Director

Associate Program Directors

Erin Marcus, M.D.
JMH Ambulatory

Michael Mueller, M.D.
JMH Inpatient

Yanisa Del Toro, M.D.
UHealth Ambulatory

Jessica Zuleta, M.D.
UHealth Inpatient

Jessica Figueroa, M.D.
VA Ambulatory

Bhavarth Shukla, M.D.
VA Inpatient

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