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Clinical Experience

Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest not-for-profit health care organization in the region. Affiliates of Baptist Health include: Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital and Mariners Hospital. West Kendall Baptist Hospital is scheduled to open in 2011 and will become the major teaching facility for FIU within the Baptist System. Students rotate through the Emergency Room at Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital in Periods I and II. In Period III core clerkships in Surgery and Internal Medicine are conducted at Baptist Hospital and Memorial Regional and the Neurology core clerkship is partially at Baptist Hospital. West Kendall Baptist will be utilized in addition for these rotations after its opening. In Period IV selectives and electives will be offered at Baptist facilities and, in addition, a Rural Medicine rotation will be offered at Mariners Hospital, a Baptist site in the Florida Keys.

Broward Health

Broward Health, formerly the North Broward Hospital District, is one of the 10 largest health systems in the U.S. Located in Broward County, Florida, Broward Health has the county's first certified stroke center and only liver transplant program. Broward Health currently operates more than 30 healthcare facilities, including Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, and Broward Health Weston. Broward General Hospital, the flagship hospital of the group is located in Ft Lauderdale will be used for core clerkship rotations in Obstetrics-Gynecology and in Psychiatry in Period II and for selectives and electives in Period IV.

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston FL

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Weston Florida, is a subsidiary of the Cleveland Clinic and is a fully-integrated campus including a state-of-the-art Clinic housing a medical staff with more than 150 physicians practicing more than 35 different medical specialties, as well as a full-service hospital with 150 beds. A 24-hour emergency department and open heart surgery are among the many services available. Residency programs are available in Neurology, Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery and Colorectal Surgery and Fellowships are available in a number of areas including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Urogynecology and Bariatric Surgery. It is anticipated that students will rotate through Cleveland Clinic for Period IV rotations beginning in 2012.

Jackson Health System (Public Health Trust)

Jackson Health System is an internationally recognized academic medical system serving as the cornerstone health care system of the South Florida community for more than ninety years. Jackson North Medical Center is a 382-bed acute care center located in North Miami Beach that serves the residents of north Miami-Dade and south Broward counties. A variety of services are offered, including 24-hour adult and pediatric emergency care, maternity, orthopedics, surgery, psychiatry, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Jackson North Medical Center also is home to the following specialized centers: the Weight Loss Surgery Center; Wound Care Center; Center for Mental Health, and the Pain and Spine Institute.

Jackson Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery system, is governed by the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County. The Jackson Health System consists of its centerpiece, Jackson Memorial Hospital; 12 primary care centers and two primary care mobile vans; multiple school-based clinics serving many elementary, middle, and high schools; two long-term nursing facilities; six Corrections Health Services clinics; a network of mental health facilities; Holtz Children's Hospital; Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital; Jackson South Community Hospital, and Jackson North Medical Center.

Leon Medical Centers

Beginning in 1996 with a single site the Leon Center has subsequently expanded to 7 centers around Miami which provide primary care, specialist care and a wide array of laboratory and outpatient medical services to Medicare patients in Miami Dade. Founded with the intent of providing quality healthcare to the Hispanic Medicare population, Leon Medical Centers fulfills its promise to the community by offering personalized medical attention in a timely, efficient manner with the utmost care and sensitivity to its patients' specific healthcare needs. Students will be rotating at Leon Centers in Period II as part of their Family Medicine preceptorship, in Period III as part of their Neurology/IM Outpatient experience and in Period IV a selective experience in outpatient Geriatrics is available.

Memorial Healthcare System, Broward County

Memorial Health, formerly known as Broward South Health System, serves the southern third of Broward County and has a network of 6 Hospitals and 15 Clinics. It is one of the largest public hospital networks in the US. The hospital network has 1,600 beds and treats more than 80,000 inpatients annually. It was ranked #6 as best places to work in Healthcare in 2009 (Modern Healthcare Magazine).
The system consists of Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional South, Memorial Pembroke, Memorial West, Memorial Miramar and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospitals together with a number of ambulatory sites. Memorial Regional Hospital, a 600 bed facility, is the flagship site and is located in Hollywood Florida. It provides all services except solid organ transplants and has a Level I Trauma facility. Students will rotate here in Period III for core clerkships in Internal Medicine and Surgery and in Period IV for Elective and Selective experiences as well as Inpatient Medicine, Surgery and Subinternship experiences.

Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is a 473-bed acute care hospital, staffed by more than 700 physicians representing 27 medical specialties. Established in 1950, Mercy Hospital is the only Catholic hospital in Miami Dade County and is a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, a member of Catholic Health East, and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida. Centers of Excellence include the Heart Center, the Miami Cancer Center, the Orthopedic Institute, and the Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute. Mercy Hospital is a recipient of the prestigious Magnet™ award for nursing excellence and HealthGrades' Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence AwardTM. Mercy Research Institute participates in a variety of clinical research in cardiology, diabetes, infectious disease, oncology, rheumatology, oncology and many other therapeutic areas. Mercy Hospital is recognized as a leader in neurology, diabetes, and surgical weight loss procedures.

Miami Children's Hospital

Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children and is home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the Southeastern United States. The hospital features 289 pediatric and neonatal beds, more than any other children's hospital in Florida and offers more than 40 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. MCH is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric health care from birth through adolescence and is routinely ranked as one of the best children's hospital in the nation. MCH is home to Florida's only free-standing pediatric trauma center, the largest children's cancer center in the region, and the Brain Institute which is the largest clinical neurology program in the nation, treating more than 45,000 children annually. MCH has been designated as an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor, and is the first children's hospital in Florida and the fifth children's hospital in the United States to achieve this distinction.

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Located in Miami Beach, with more than 700 physicians, Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC) is South Florida's largest, private, independent, not-for-profit teaching hospital. MSMC was founded in 1949 and currently has more than 950 licensed beds and 26 operating suites. The medical center has the most active cardiac program in South Florida, performing more than 550 open heart surgeries and 3,749 diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterizations. MSMC participates in more than 15 national and international cardiac research clinical trials annually. Some of the major centers associated with MSMC include the largest memory disorder center in Florida (Wien Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders), a state-of-the-art cancer center (The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center), and the only NCI-sponsored Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) for adults in Florida. Mount Sinai became a teaching hospital in 1953, when it established its first medical residency programs. Currently, it is one of only six statutory teaching hospitals in the state of Florida, attracting leaders in all fields and specialties. Each year, MSMC trains approximately 160 doctors representing 22 medical specialties including anesthesia; cardiology; cardiothoracic surgery; dermatology; emergency medicine; gastroenterology; general surgery; internal medicine; pathology; pediatrics; psychiatry; pulmonary disease; radiology; sleep disorders; surgical oncology, and urologic oncology. Students will be offered subinternships in medicine and surgery at Mount Sinai, as well as Advanced Medicine and Surgery clerkships, selectives, and electives during Period 4.