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Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency

West Kendall Baptist Hospital / Florida International University

As the first residency program at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, we are uniquely positioned to provide a rich and personalized residency learning experience, building on the programs of excellence at Baptist Health South Florida and the Florida International University 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.

The Family Medicine Center serves as the primary outpatient training site, where we provide personalized, patient- and family-centered care. Our vision is to offer the preeminent family medicine residency program in South Florida by attracting and training excellent candidates and ultimately retaining highly skilled physicians to serve the South Florida community.

Application Requirements

The Family Medicine Residency program recruits, trains and retains excellent family medicine physicians to serve the South Florida community. Residents will be trained to be collaborative, culturally competent, patient- and family-centered primary care physicians, who follow Baptist Health's guiding principles of service, quality, knowledge and diversity.

We ONLY accept applications submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
ERAS/ACGME Program Number: 120-11-00-721.
Please do not email application materials.

Applications must include:


  • 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 1st
  • Photograph (optional)

Applicants must be able to be granted an unrestricted training license to practice medicine in Florida.

Interviews are granted based on a thorough 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).
  • 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 be a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident status and have a valid 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.  

Curriculum

Our curriculum spans the life cycle — from preconception and prenatal care through decline and death — and includes care for patients in the Family Medicine Center, emergency room, inpatient hospital, specialist offices, nursing home, hospice, at sporting events and home. Residents receive training in the care of children and adults, with a focus on comprehensive care, including prevention, chronic disease care, acute care and behavioral health. The innovative curriculum combines a number of block and longitudinal experiences.


PGY 1 PGY 2 PGY 3
BLOCK
Experiences
FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER & COMMUNITY HEALTH
HOSPITAL MEDICINE MEDICAL
SUBSPECIALTIES / HOSPITAL MEDICINE
HOSPITAL MEDICINE
MOTHER-BABY PEDIATRICS EMERGENCY MEDICINE
MUSCULOSKELETAL & SKIN GENERAL SURGERY & SUBSPECIALTIES PULMONARY/ICU/ ELECTIVES
LONGITUDINAL
Experiences
FAMILY MEDICINE COMMUNITY CLINIC (FMC)
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY CONTINUITY CLINC
NURSING HOME (THE PALACE)
NEIGHBORHOODHELP™ HOME VISITS

Innovative Curriculum

The West Kendall Baptist Hospital Family Medicine Residency curriculum combines block and longitudinal experiences over the three years of the program. Night call is from home consistent with an office-based practice. Residents will work side by side with their attending faculty during day shifts at the hospital, Family Medicine Center and other training sites.

  • The Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ community outreach and home visits program helps to invest residents in their communities.
  • Weekly session throughout the three years in an OB/Gyn private practice provides the opportunity for longitudinal follow-up of obstetric patients and patients with gynecological conditions.
  • Nursing home visits and teaching rounds are made throughout the three year program.
  • A three-month block in the first year provides an integrated approach to musculoskeletal education, combining orthopedics sports medicine, rheumatology and dermatology.
  • Residents are taught research, teaching and leadership skills in collaboration with Florida International University faculty and medical students.
  • The leadership training curriculum includes a focus on quality improvement and patient- and family-centered care. Residents participate on hospital committees and lead quality improvement initiatives during their training.
  • Residents have opportunities for international health experiences serving on medical missions to Haiti as well as away electives.

Current Residents

  • Abraham Alfonso-Remigio, M.D.

    Abraham Alfonso-Remigio, M.D.

    Florida International University

  • Andres Rodriguez, M.D.

    Andres Rodriguez, M.D.

    Florida International University

  • Brandon Bonds, M.D.

    Brandon Bonds, M.D.

    University of Texas

  • Cristina Dou, M.D.

    Cristina Dou, M.D.

    Ross University

  • Dorty Morency, M.D.

    Dorty Morency, M.D.

    Florida State University

  • Eduardo Lopez del Castillo, PGY-2 Incoming Chief

    Eduardo Lopez del Castillo, M.D.,Incoming Chief

    Universidad de Ciencias Medicas in Camaguey

  • Gabriel Suarez, M.D.

    Gabriel Suarez, M.D.
    Chief Resident

    Florida International University

  • Muhammad Aziz, M.D.

    Muhammad Aziz, M.D.

    AllamaIqbal Medical College

  • Mythili Penugona, M.D.

    Mythili Penugonda, M.D.

    Florida International University

  • Nicole Ross, D.O.

    Nicole Ross, D.O.

    Nova Southeastern University

  • Victor Peña, M.D.

    Victor Peña, M.D.

    Ross University

Program Director

Agueda Hernandez, MD, FAAFP


Program Coordinator

Sandy L. Rouse

WKFamilyMed@BaptistHealth.net

Is this program accredited?

Yes, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Download Program Brochure

How many residents/fellows are accepted per year?

Four


Family Medicine Center

The Family Medicine Center, a technologically advanced facility located in the Medical Arts Building next to West Kendall Baptist Hospital, was designed to expose residents to best practices in education and compassionate care in a high-tech and high-touch environment.

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Graduates

2017
Kaitlin Ross, M.D.
Karim Hanna, M.D.
Mary O’Meara, M.D.


2016
Christopher Da Fonseca, M.D.
Wendy Marquina, M.D.
Michelle DeFreitas, M.D.
Aniel Navarro Marin, M.D.