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The Program                       

The Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Jackson Memorial Hospital is a 3-year program, accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, leading to certification in General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. The central idea of the Pediatric Residency Program at UM/JMH is one of growth and development. We believe that a physician becomes a well-trained pediatrician gradually and by encompassing all 3 areas of academic medicine - research, teaching, and clinical service. At the heart of our training is a focus on developing well-rounded physicians who embrace the core values of every Holtz Children’s Hospital employee: integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence.​

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Holtz Children's Hospital is a quaternary referral hospital that receives pediatric transfers from neighboring hospitals as well as the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Holtz is a “resident-run” program – all services are teaching services and residents are involved in the care of every patient in the hospital.

Program Quick Facts:

  • ACGME Accreditation: Yes

  • Residents: 22 categorical residents per year, no preliminary positions available

  • Duration: three years

  • Postgraduate Training Required: No

  • U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Teaching Hospitals/Outpatient Centers

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • Jackson North Medical Center

  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center

  • Center for Haitian Studies

  • UHealth Pediatrics at Kendall

  • UHealth Pediatrics at PAC

  • Miami Transplant Institute

  • Mailman Center for Child Development

  • University of Miami Pediatrics Mobile Clinic

  • The Lennar Foundation Medical Center


Electronic Medical Record

  • Cerner – MiracleUsed in both outpatient and inpatient settings

  • Epic – Uchart: used in outpatient setting for University of Miami subspecialty clinics along with primary care at PAC and Kendall

Hospital Quick Facts:

  • 254 licensed bed facility

  • 60 bed inpatient pediatric ward beds for general/subspecialty patients

  • 24 bed PICU/CICU

  • 126 bed level IV NICU is the largest NICU in Florida and offers ECMO capability, whole body hypothermia, and pediatric surgical services

  • Nationally ranked in the US News & World Report 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals in 3 subspecialties:

    • 20th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology

    • 49th in pediatric gastroenterology

    • 49th in pediatric nephrology

  • Holtz was the first Accredited Pediatric Heart Institute in Florida

  • The Children’s Heart Center is one of the largest pediatric cardiomyopathy centers in the world

  • Ryder Trauma Center is the only Level 1 trauma center in the county (and one of just two in the state)

  • The Miami Burn Center at Ryder is the only American Burn Association-verified burn center in South Florida

  • Miami Transplant Institute in collaboration with Holtz performs two-thirds of world's multiorgan transplants

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