Thank you for your interest in the Kendall Regional Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Kendall Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is a tertiary care facility in Miami affiliated with the Florida International University Wertheim Herbert College of Medicine. KRMC is a large 417 bed academic teaching hospital and designated Level 2 trauma center serving the Miami metropolitan area. KRMC is also one of only 5 designated burn centers in Florida and receives a wide variety of burn patients each year.
With greater than 90,000 patient visits per year, a high acuity and wide variety of complaints, the KRMC emergency department provides residents with an exceptional clinical experience and learning environment. Over 22,000 of those visits are pediatric and 1,300 are trauma patients. The emergency department includes 48 patient treatment areas. There are two state of the art trauma resuscitation bays, a burn resuscitation bay and dedicated pediatric treatment areas. There are also fast track and super track treatment areas for treatment of less severe injuries and illnesses.
The KRMC Emergency Department, through Miami Dade aeromedical, ground and other private EMS services, provides both 911 and critical care support for other medical facilities in southern Florida, including the Florida Keys.
Our emergency department utilizes the latest in technology with a completely electronic medical record, electronic patient tracking system, computerized order entry and a digital radiology system. Residents and staff working in the department also utilize a wireless telephone system to ensure that they are never tied to a phone.
There are a total of 36 residents with 12 per class.
Shifts are 10 hours long with 1 hour focused on patient disposition and sign-out. Residents typically work 18 shifts in a 4 week-long block to ensure that there is time for study and scholarly activity while ensuring wellness and work-life balance.
Yes, all departments at Kendall Regional Medical Center are integrated into one system. There is an electronic tracking board in the department and all charting, order entry and result viewing is done electronically.
Every Wednesday from 8 am to 1 pm, residents have protected time to attend conference. In addition to standard didactic material, residents participate in case conference, M&M, journal club, procedure lab, simulation lab and oral board review and two dimensional simulation case management. There are grand rounds presentations almost every month delivered by both emergency medicine faculty and many other specialties.
Emergency Medicine residents at KRMC start seeing children during the first year of residency training and throughout all three years of residency. There is one 4 week dedicated block in the pediatric emergency department to provide for a foundation in clinical skills in pediatrics. To ensure that residents are exposed to seasonal variation, each emergency medicine resident will be scheduled to work at least 2 to 3 shifts in the pediatric emergency department during each of their emergency medicine blocks. This way, each resident will graduate feeling well prepared to handle every type of pediatric emergency.
We have pediatric emergency medicine fellowship trained core faculty who are dedicated to providing high quality clinical training, as well as evidence based education in the didactic training environment. Residents will also have the opportunity to work with emergency medicine trained faculty in the care of children.
Thanks to the strong affiliation with Florida International University, as well as the dedicated research faculty within the department and the hospital, there are now many research opportunities that exist depending on your interest.
Residents get 4 weeks of vacation each year. In addition, during the winter holidays, all residents return to the ED for a holiday break, getting off for either Christmas or New Years.
Health, dental and eye medical insurance, malpractice insurance, life/disability, benefits and a sample contract, please visit our GME website for additional resident benefit information.
Residents participate in an ultrasound course during the July Orientation month. Afterwards, they are encouraged to use ultrasound each and every shift. Our ultrasound director and ultrasound QA/QI committee reviews all of the studies, grades them and offers teaching points when appropriate. The residents also have a two-week ultrasound rotation during the second year to further hone and develop their skills.
Yes, there is a 4 week long orientation block for new interns in July. All new ED interns will work a reduced number of clinical shifts in July and participate in an extended number of labs, simulations and orientation activities to help in the transition from senior medical students to functioning emergency medicine interns.
Residents are provided with $1250.00/year as an educational allowance. Besides this, the residency covers resident memberships to ACEP, SAEM, AAEM and EMRA. The residents are also provided with the emergency medicine textbook by Tintinalli. PEPID (a PDA-based emergency medicine database) i and membership in Rosh Review for board preparation are also provided.
KRMC is the primary rotation site for adult and pediatric emergency medicine. There is also the opportunity to rotate in a free standing emergency department as a senior resident to gain experience in this work environment. Residents are also able to use there elective time, when approved by the hospital for rotation in other emergency department settings.
Interns rotate through the MICU at KRMC to develop a foundation of critical care and to develop their procedural skills. As a second year resident you would rotate through the TICU to provide experience in managing critical trauma and surgical patients and through the PICU to manage sick children. As a third year resident you rotate through the MICU and manage your own medical and surgical patients, and supervise junior residents in the care of ICU patients under the guidance of the ICU attending.
Simulation is used extensively to help develop clinical skills, procedural competency and enhance teamwork and leadership abilities. The residency also promotes resident involvement in regional and national simulation competitions.