Primary Rotations

The Health District includes the Jackson Health System and the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine Medical Campus, one of the largest medical campuses in the Southeastern United States, comprises over 35 buildings within the 67-acre University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital complex located in the center of Miami.  Our residents regularly rotate through the following facilities:


Jackson Memorial Medical Center (JMH) 
Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) serves as one of the main clinical sites for the internal medicine training program. As the third largest teaching hospital in the United States, Jackson Memorial Hospital fosters an academic environment that supports the education and training of housestaff in an effort to continue producing excellent physicians. While rotating at this institution, housestaff are exposed to a wide range of medical subspecialties in the outpatient, inpatient and critical care settings. As the only county hospital serving Miami-Dade County, Jackson Memorial Hospital has over 1550 inpatient beds and allows clinicians the opportunity to provide care to the most underserved populations. In so doing, our residents not only have experience with a wide range of pathologies but also a greater understanding of what it truly means to provide healthcare.


The Holtz Center for Maternal and Child Health
This 254 bed Children’s Hospital comprises one of many facilities on the Jackson Memorial Medical Center complex.  There are inpatient units for infants/toddlers, school-age children, adolescents and well newborns, as well as the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Levels I, II, III), the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (including its step-down unit) and the Children's Clinical Immunology Unit.

Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
The Bruce W. Carter Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) is located across the street from Jackson Memorial Hospital. It serves the veterans of three South Florida counties (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe) and is the tertiary referral center for the West Palm Beach VAMC. The VAMC has more than 400 beds, of which eighty-one are acute medical beds including Cardiac and Medical Intensive Care Units. There are a multitude of inpatient and outpatient rotations that our housestaff can experience at this institution. Other clinical opportunities include specialty clinics, palliative care, quality improvement and patient safety.

The University of Miami Hospital (UMH)
The University of Miami changed the face of modern health care in South Florida when it purchased Cedars Medical Center in late 2007.  The 560-bed facility was renamed University of Miami Hospital and became the region’s first university-owned, multi-specialty, acute care hospital and the flagship facility of UHealth – University of Miami Health System.  With 560 private rooms, UMH provides patients with personalized treatment in a high-quality environment. 

Special Centers

The Health District includes several additional specialty driven hospitals and centers of excellence offering a wide variety of concentrated subspecialty experiences for residents. 

Mailman Center for Child Development
The center holds clinical and research facilities, including the Debbie School for children with developmental disabilities. Many sub-specialty clinics are housed in the center.

Batchelor Children's Research Institute
This facility is one of only a handful of children's research facilities in the nation designed solely to study, treat, and ultimately cure childhood diseases. Residents also rotate here as part of their pediatric infectious diseases elective.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (UMHC) and Alex’s Place at Sylvester 
The School of Medicine’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 28 cancer centers nationwide designated as "comprehensive" by the National Cancer Institute.  UMHC represents the University's private hospital and clinic setting. Residents work closely with University attending physicians to provide care to both primary care and sub-specialty ambulatory patients in this facility.
Our youngest patients receive outpatient care in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, Alex’s place at Sylvester

Diabetes Research Institute
The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation was founded in 1971 by a group of parents and children in search of a cure for this devastating and pervasive disease.  This center provides multidisciplinary disease based clinical care, a Diabetes Education Program in group and individual formats, and houses research facilities dedicated to Diabetes and its complications. 

Lois Pope LIFE Center
The Lois Pope LIFE Center is University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s nationally and internationally recognized Neuroscience Research Programs and houses the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.