In any resident training program, the focus must be on teaching future urologists how best to provide the highest quality of patient care. To be most effective, the faculty must cultivate both the resident’s knowledge of all urologic pathology and his or her surgical competency. We believe, of equal importance, is the necessity of ensuring that each resident is skillful at interacting meaningfully with each patient and the patient’s family, at interfacing successfully with other medical personnel, and at productively exploring research questions. During the resident’s four years of urologic training, each resident must learn to examine pertinent medical ethical questions and relevant issues of cost containment with responsible use of resources, because both have an effect on patient care. In order to achieve these goals, there must be a teaching environment shaped by open communication, close supervision, and regular evaluation.

Our training program, one of the busiest in the country, affords each resident a multi-faceted experience. Within one square mile, a trainee has exposure to a 600-bed private tertiary care hospital (University of Miami Hospital); one of the nation’s largest metropolitan hospitals with 1,498 beds and one of the busiest, state-of-the-art trauma centers in the country (Jackson Memorial Hospital); an active Veterans Administration Medical Center with 500 beds and a premier spinal cord unit; and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a regional cancer center which opened in April 1992.

During their second year and fourth years, the residents from the University of Miami rotate through the pediatric urology service both at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Children’s Hospital. Our Pediatric Urology Division is dedicated to training residents in pediatric urologic disease and to encouraging them to pursue fellowships in pediatric urology.

Largely a referral center, the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center draws a diverse patient population from Central and South America, the Caribbean, South Florida, and Northeastern “snowbirds”, as well as the Greater Miami metropolitan area. Due to this patient diversity and the uniqueness of each hospital setting, the resident receives a comprehensive training experience. The faculty, treating its adult private patients at both University of Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital, generates an active private practice.

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: Three residents per year 
Duration:   Five year residency
Postgraduate Training Required: No  
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Medical students interested in applying for urology residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital must register with the American Urological Association (AUA) Matching Program and must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Our application deadline is October 1 of each year.

To Apply:

AUA Match – National Organization for Urology Residency Matching

ERAS – The Electronic Residency Application Service

The Department of Urology conducts its medical training programs as a part of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital. The department offers residents, fellows, medical students and international observers a thorough and diverse training experience.

The UM Urology Department has been chosen as an epicenter for case observation for surgeons from both within the USA and all over the world to come, observe and learn from us to do robotic surgeries for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.
Chosen by Intuitive Surgery, the company that manufactures and markets the robots in the USA and most of the world.

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Miami Veterans Affairts
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Program Director: Robert Marcovich, MD.
Program Coordinator: Jackie Meneses

USMLE Step 1 and a minimum passing score of 220
Three letters of recommendation (preferable from other academic urologists)
Research experience is strongly recommended.

We accept International Medical Graduates (IMG) who meet the qualifications listed above and those who have a valid ECFMG Certificate and have completed USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3, all with a minimum score of 200. Previous clinical and research experience in the US is preferred but not required for IMG’s to apply for Residency. Note, we do not support H1B visas. You must be willing to get a J1 visa.


Jackie Meneses
Phone: 305-243-3670
Fax: 305-243-4653
Email: jmeneses@med.miami.edu