The scope of Family Medicine encompasses all ages, sexes, organ systems, and disease entities. Family physicians are exceptional in preventive care, working with nonspecific complaints, management of chronic illnesses, and in integrating psychosocial issues into care. At the West Kendall Baptist Hospital Family Medicine Residency, 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, the residency program offers an individualized approach – preparing clinically skilled physicians who work effectively as part of larger healthcare systems. Residents receive training in quality assessment and improvement, research and public policy, while developing leadership and team-building skills through collaboration on interprofessional teams and community engagement. We provide 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 South Florida community.
The program will recruit, train and retain excellent family medicine physicians to serve the South Florida community. Residents will be trained to be collaborative, culturally competent and patient- and family-centered primary care physicians who mirror the hospital’s guiding principles of service, quality, knowledge and diversity.
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
ERAS/ACGME Program Number: 120-11-00-721.
Applications must include:
- Dean’s Letter/Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- Medical school transcript
- Written personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation, current within 18 months (two should be from family medicine faculty members at your school, affiliate hospital or elective rotation)
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certification (if applicable)
- Photograph (optional, but helpful)
- You must be able to be granted an unrestricted training license to practice medicine in Florida
Interviews are granted based on a holistic review of ERAS applications. Desired characteristics include::
- One of the following recent medical training or practice experiences:
- Completed medical school 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)
- Passed USMLE Step 1 within two attempts
- Passed the clinical knowledge section of Step 2 within two attempts by February 15
- Citizen of the U.S. or hold Permanent Resident Alien/Green Card status with a United States Social Security card
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.
Is this program accredited?
Yes, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
How many residents/fellows are accepted per year?
4 residents/fellows are accepted per year.