In 1965, Lynn P. Carmichael, M.D. founded the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health as the first academic family medicine department in the United States. A year later, Dr. Carmichael set another precedent when he established the first Family Practice Training Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Today, the Jackson Memorial Hospital / Jackson Health System Family Medicine Program, in collaboration with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine  offers a dynamic training program in clinical care, medical education, research, and community health.

The family medicine program is proud to be part of the multicultural, community-focused, innovative, encouraging environment found at this residency program. The goal is to provide the broad-based medical training that is essential for family physicians to develop their skills and become lifelong learners. It is strongly felt that having qualified primary care doctors committed to the well-being of patients, their families and the community at large, is essential in today’s ever-changing world of medicine. The family physicians serve as each community’s link to accessible medical care, continuity of care and medical advocacy.

This program mirrors the global, diverse flavor of Miami, both in patient population and resident roster, making it rich in cultural diversity and international exposure. This program is fortunate to attract outstanding trainees from all over the United States and abroad, and the selection process is careful and objective.

This program is centered on resident education. There is a didactic lecture curriculum that teaches the entire spectrum of family medicine. All of the residents are blocked each Wednesday morning specifically for learning and board preparation. These academic days also include procedure workshops and family medicine community physicians who are invited to talk to the residents about their private practices.

The program is comprised of a strong group of dedicated faculty who love to teach. The residents are a talented, cohesive group of individuals who bring life to this program and learn to lead morning reports, hospital rounds and journal club. They confidently provide medical care to the local community, backed with the knowledge that they have access to experts in virtually all medical specialty areas.

The Jackson Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program exists for two reasons – to provide superior education and training for family medicine residents and to give patients the best possible medical care. The program prepares residents to succeed in the practice locations they will eventually choose, from urban to rural, and to be ready for leadership roles in their communities.

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year:  6 Residents
Duration:  3 years
Postgraduate Training Required:  No
U.S. Citizenship Required:  Preferred

Residents who have graduated from our program during the past 10 years have obtained faculty positions at: 

  • University of Miami
  • Florida Atlantic University

Teaching Hospitals
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Our program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not offer pre-match positions. The following documents are required to complete your application through ERAS:

  • ERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably from a primary care physician)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical school performance evaluation (MSPE) or Dean’s letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Current ECFMG status report (for international medical graduates only)
  • Photograph (optional)

Application Deadline 
ERAS opens in September. It is recommended to apply by November 1, but no later than December 1. Interviews take place from November through the end of January. No application status updates will be given over the phone.  Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Interview Selection Preference:

  • Each year we receive over 2,000 applications to fill our eight (6) PGY1 positions.
  • Recommend no more than three (3) years from medical school graduation.
  • Recommend clinical experience in the United States that is particularly relevant to Family Medicine (research or observerships do not qualify as clinical experience)
  • Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in family medicine through education, work, and/or volunteer experiences. Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • USMLE Step 1 score: Recommend minimum of 210 with no more than two attempts.
  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) score:  Recommend minimum of 220 with no more than two attempts.
  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) score:  Recommend pass on first attempt.
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital sponsors J-1 visas only.

Note:  We do not offer observerships or pre-matches.


Family Medicine Wards – 12 weeks
Family Practice/Cardiology – 2 weeks
Pediatric ER – 8 weeks
Pediatric Wards – 4 weeks
Women’s Health – 6 weeks
Breast Clinic – 2 weeks
Trauma Surgery/Inpatient Surgery – 2 weeks
CCU – 2 weeks
Newborn Nursery – 2 weeks
Orthopaedics – 4 weeks
Dermatology – 4 weeks
Vacation – 4 weeks


Family Medicine Wards – 10 weeks
Medical ER – 4 weeks
Cardiology – 2 weeks
Community Pediatrics – 4 weeks
MICU – 4 weeks
Women’s Health – 4 weeks
Ophthalmology – 2 weeks
Orthopaedics – 4 weeks
Behavioral Medicine – 4 weeks
Occupational Medicine – 2 weeks
Urgent Care – 4 weeks
Elective – 4 weeks
Vacation – 4 weeks


Family Medicine Wards – 10 weeks
ENT – 2 weeks
Urology – 2 weeks
Practice Management – 4 weeks
Ambulatory Surgery – 4 weeks
Community Pediatrics – 4 weeks
Orthopaedics – 2 weeks
Geriatrics – 4 weeks
Women’s Health – 4 weeks
Elective – 12 weeks
Vacation – 4 weeks

Board Exam Requirements
Eligible PGY3 residents usually take their boards April of PGY3.

Educational and Other Experiences
Weekly academic day lectures and grand rounds

Research opportunities available within the department and on our medical campus

Rotation dependent

Shelley Manning
Residency Manager
Phone: 305-243-2951
Fax: 305-243-6871

Kassandra M. Bosire, MD
Residency Program Director

Marilia Nery, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director