Graduate Medical Education : Teaching Hospitals

Teaching Hospitals

Jackson Memorial Hospital is a 1,498-bed hospital owned by Miami-Dade County and governed by the Public Health Trust. Jackson is associated with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and is the primary teaching hospital for the school. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the southeastern United States. The hospital currently has 40 buildings situated on 70 acres of publicly-owned land located just northwest of the center of the City of Miami.

The primary training facility is Jackson Mental Health Hospital, a 239-bed mental health facility, offering a wide range of mental health services for both adults and children. The continuum of adult care includes the following components: Inpatient Care, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Day Treatment and the Adult Outpatient Clinic. There is a state-of-the-art rapid stabilization unit for psychiatric emergencies, a geriatric medical/psychiatric unit, psychology outpatient services, and services for deaf and hard of hearing patients. The Forensic Psychiatry Service has its own courtroom on site.

The Health & Recovery Center offers Chemical Dependency/Detoxification Program for the safe withdrawal from alcohol or drug addiction. Dual Diagnosis Services are available for adult men and women who have both an acute psychiatric illness and a substance abuse disorder.

The full continuum of care for children includes an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Unit, a program for severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children and an outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic (CAP).

Residents also rotate through the Veterans Administration Hospital (64 psychiatry beds) which contains many specialty programs, learning settings and research opportunities and University of Miami Hospital, a 560 bed general hospital which provides 104 inpatient psychiatry beds, a number of specialty clinics and and ECT program and many research opportunities for our residents, as well. Further research and learning opportunities for residents may also be available elsewhere on our extensive campus and in the community.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Calder Medical Library, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, the Mailman Center for Child Development, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Diabetes Research Institute, Lois Pope LIFE Center and the Ryder Trauma Center are also located on the same property. Due to the variety of medical and ancillary services offered and the large number of training programs, it is possible for the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center to offer the broadest spectrum of technical and professional medical services. Many of these, by their very nature, cannot be duplicated by the average community hospital because of the physical facility requirements as well as the need for a very high level of professional staff and appropriate financial resources.

All patients are available for teaching purposes. Approximately 40% of the patients admitted to this hospital are private patients and the remainder are staff patients. All patients are cared for under the supervision of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s medical staff, most of whom also hold appointments at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Currently the medical staff consists of over 1,300 physicians, almost half of whom are full-time. The medical staff is appointed by the Public Health Trust. It should be noted that, for the purposes of broadening the range of experiences available to resident physicians, the Chiefs of Service and Division Chiefs with the Veterans Administration Hospital and several private hospitals and clinics hold faculty appointments at the School of Medicine by virtue of our affiliation agreements.