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.

Program Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) | ID: 120-11-00-721

Program Size

4-4-4


  • 100%

    board exam pass rate since program inception
  • 65%

    residents employed by Baptist Health at graduation
  • 1st

    residency program at West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital

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

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.

Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP

Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP

The Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine provides critically needed health care services in several Miami-Dade communities through four mobile health centers (MHC) that are equipped to provide a wide array of services including primary, preventive, and behavioral health care as well as chronic disease management and 3D screening mammograms. The West Kendall Baptist Hospital-FIU family medicine residents rotate on the MHCs and do home visits for NeighborhoodHELP households in collaboration with FIU students for the duration of their residency.
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU is a community-based, twenty-first-century medical school offering an innovative medical education curriculum. By working collaboratively to respond to the health needs of patients and communities, the college prepares students to become socially accountable physicians, scientists, and health professionals who can serve the South Florida community.


Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • 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.

Application Requirements

  • 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
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • 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

Curriculum

Block Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
Rotations
Family Medicine & Community Health
Years 1, 2, 3
Hospital Medicine
Years 1, 3
Mother-Baby
Year 1
Musculoskeletal & Skin
Year 1

Longitudinal Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several longitudinal rotations, immersing trainees in particular areas of study throughout the entire duration of the training program.
Rotations
Family Medicine Continuity Clinic (FMC)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Continuity Clinic
Nursing Home (The Palace)
Academic Day Didactic Learning
NeighborhoodHelp™ Home Visits

Program Snapshot

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