For more information about our program, please contact Eduardo Cartin
How to Apply
Welcome Letter from our Program Director
On behalf of the faculty at Kendall Regional Medical Center, we deeply appreciate your interest in our General Surgery Training Program.
The Kendall Regional Medical Center General Surgery Residency program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
The General Surgery Residency Program at Kendall Regional Medical Center is a community-based university-affiliated program.
The majority of training will occur at Kendall Regional Medical Center; however, we will also train collaboratively with our sister hospital, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. Our other rotations are completed at affiliated institutions.
Get to Know the Team
Mark G. McKenney, MD MBA FACS Program Director
The General Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for twenty-five (25) categorical positions and four (4) preliminary positions.
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
- Morning Report
- Noon Conference
- Journal Club
- Morbidity & Mortality
- Grand Rounds
- SCORE outline
- Simulation Session
Salary & Benefits Information
- Health and disability insurance on the first day of employment
- Educational allowance as per GME policy
- Conference attendance as per program policy
- Paid BLS/ACLS/PALS/ATLS as required by the program
- Meals provided while working in the clinical environment
- Lab jackets
- Other items based on specific program need
Miami has a large Hispanic population—80-90% of the patients seen at KRMC identify themselves as Hispanic. There is a great deal of social diversity amongst the patients so residents are exposed to a wide array of pathology.
Interns are expected to carry up to 8 patients and can admit up to 2 daily. The workload falls well below ACGME requirements for duty hours and this gives the interns and residents adequate time to read about and learn from their patients.
Some form of scholarly activity; research, QI or a case report is required for graduation. We have a dedicated faculty member who serves as our Research Director. Their role is to help develop research projects that align with each resident’s particular areas of interest. In addition, residents are required to participate in a QI project during their training. This is facilitated by our Physician Advisor. The core clinical faculty members are always on the lookout for patients who would be good candidates for a case report or abstract submission, and we already have one publication from an intern this year.
We do accept IMGs. Application requirements are detailed in a separate section of this website. The deadline for application is December 1st, and CS results must be received by February 1st in order to be ranked.
We do consider observerships as US experience; however, hands-on US clinical experience is preferred.
We are a new, small-to-medium sized program and your participation will not only lead to an excellent medical education for yourself, but will also give you a chance to participate in building the program. Our administration and faculty are extremely flexible, highly accessible, and continually responsive to feedback in an effort to make the program the best it can be. Clinical skills and knowledge can be acquired anywhere, but we make it our mission to provide an environment where each resident feels like they are an individual and that we want them to succeed. You will never be just a face in the crowd – you will form a close relationship not only with your peers but also with the faculty and administration, including the program director.