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For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Aura Carrasco

(561) 696-2377

How to apply

  • ERAS: 1441114229
  • NRMP: 2232144F0

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Gastroenterology Fellowship at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital. Initially accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2017, our fellowship is a three-year training program.

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The Gastroenterology Fellowship at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital is an accredited and rigorous three-year program designed to train the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

Our interdisciplinary approach to learning fosters excellent opportunities for professional growth, committed mentorship and clinical research. Alongside dedicated attending physicians and enthusiastic colleagues, residents strive for excellence in their training and provide high-quality healthcare in patient-centered environments and community-oriented service.


Wellness has a large emphasis and plays a central role in the culture of our program. We believe in a strong focus on mental and physical well-being to avoid burnout and allow the fellows an opportunity to bond outside of clinical duties. We have a dedicated budget for events throughout the year coordinated by our wellness committee.

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident and fellow physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Franklin Kasmin, MD

Program Director

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Program details

Conference schedule

Gastroenterology Fellows are provided with the following didactic conferences provided by the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program while they are on the Gastroenterology Inpatient rotation:

  • Grand rounds: One-hour monthly conference providing a comprehensive and current review of a selected topic by an expert in the field.
  • M&M conference: One-hour monthly conference reviewing recent cases with associated morbidity and/or mortality.
  • Bedside Rounds: Two-to-three-hour daily bedside morning session reviewing patient care and management, performed under the supervision of the gastroenterology attending physicians, and includes internal medicine residents, nurses and allied health care providers.
  • Noon conference: One-hour thrice-a-week conference reviewing selected topics in gastroenterology.
  • Research conference: One-hour weekly or biweekly conference to discuss research activities, developing projects or new research ideas.

Benefits information

Each fellow will receive financial support and benefits to begin on the effective date of the contract agreement. These benefits include:

  • Annual salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, CorePlus voluntary benefits, HCA 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Medical Training License
  • Conference attendance, as per program policy
  • 20 days paid time off (PTO) per academic year
  • Paid BLS/ACLS/PALS/ATLS, as required by the program
  • Two (2) lab coats per academic year
  • HCA Healthcare-issued device (cell phone/laptop)
  • Access to free meals in the hospital cafeteria
  • Free parking
  • Library on site

Another benefit is access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is recognized for employees and their families that experience personal problems that can affect their job performance. This service is accessible 24/7 through Beacon Health Options. Some of the great benefits from Beacon are counseling services, legal services, financial services and substance abuse services.

Benefits and financial support questions

Each fellow should refer to his or her Graduate Medical Education Training Agreement for further details regarding financial support and benefits.

Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator and/or HCA Florida Aventura Hospital Human Resources department.

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Aventura Hospital Gastroenterology Fellowship 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 fellows a rewarding, educational environment where fellows 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 fellows' perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

Frequently asked questions about our Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

You can find answers to the most common questions about our program below.

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital does not sponsor visas for our clinical trainees.

We will offer 2 interview dates which are approximately mid-September and mid-October. Interviews are by invitation only.

Completed ERAS application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, official medical school transcript, three letters of recommendation, a photograph (passport style), verification of training from medical school and residency programs, USMLE Transcripts-STEPS 1, 2 and 3.