At the West Kendall Baptist Hospital —Florida International University Family Medicine Residency Program, we build on the programs of excellence at Baptist Health South Florida and the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
With four residents per year, our program offers an individualized approach to preparing clinically skilled physicians who work effectively as part of larger healthcare systems. Residents receive training in the full spectrum of family medicine, including management of acute and chronic conditions in adults and children, women’s health, sports medicine, health promotion and disease prevention. They also perform quality improvement and research projects as well as develop leadership and team-building skills through collaboration on inter-professional teams and through community engagement. We provide a high-tech and personalized patient-and family-centered environment coupled with unsurpassed excellence in quality of care measures and patient satisfaction scores. As the first residency program at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, we are uniquely positioned to provide a rich and personalized residency learning experience.
Our vision is to offer the preeminent family medicine residency program in South Florida, attracting, training and retaining highly skilled physicians to serve the community.
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West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital, a LEED Gold-certified facility, opened in 2011 as the first non-replacement hospital in Miami-Dade County in more than 35 years. As a champion of community health, West Kendall Baptist founded Healthy West Kendall, a community coalition with the ambitious goal of creating the Healthiest Community in Florida. West Kendall Baptist Hospital has earned Magnet Recognition, the highest distinction a healthcare organization can receive for excellence in nursing and patient care.
Baptist Health Primary Care Family Medicine Center
The Family Medicine Center, located adjacent to West Kendall Baptist Hospital, serves as the program’s Family Medicine continuity training site, where personalized, patient- and family-centered care is provided to community members of all ages.
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Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
- One of the following recent medical training or practice experiences:
- Medical school completion within the past four years
- Training in an accredited internship or residency program within the past year
- Employment (not observership) for six months of the last year in a clinically relevant position in the U.S. or similar system
- Must be fluent in written and spoken English (bilingual Spanish fluency is preferred)
- Must have passed USMLE Step 1 within one attempt and the Clinical Knowledge (CK) section of Step 2 within one attempt by February 1st.
- Must have passed both level 1 and level 2 of COMLEX within first attempt by February 15
- Applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted training license to practice medicine in Florida.
- Dean’s letter or Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- Medical school transcript
- Written personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation –with at least two from family medicine faculty members at your school, affiliate hospital or elective rotation –written within the last 18 months
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable) by February 1
- Photograph (optional)
- Applications must be submitted through ERAS
- Where do applicants go to apply? AAMC ERAS
- When are applications accepted? September through November
- When are candidate interviews? November through January
- When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? March via NRMP
- When does the program start? June