For more information, please contact our program coordinator.
How to Apply
- ERAS: 2601100002
- NRMP: 1384260C0
Welcome from our Program Director
The orthopedic surgery residency program at HCA Florida JFK Hospital is perfectly positioned to provide excellent training for the orthopedic surgeon of the 21st century. We carry the lessons and legacy from all our prior training and experiences and have crafted a program suited to train residents in the new and changing healthcare paradigm.
Our residents work in a mentorship model with faculty and their teams in a collaborative framework. Beginning intern year, you will be steeped in clinical practice taking call, seeing patients in the clinic, and logging cases in the operating room. Upon graduation our residents will be exceptional clinicians and surgeons armed with the administrative knowledge to begin immediate practice if they choose.
Residents are encouraged to do research and support is provided for all of our residents to conduct clinical and basic science research. Our Program Director, Dr. Sabesan, is a prolific academician who knows the ins-and-outs of research. She has developed an infrastructure with a team of three full-time research fellows, collaborators, and medical students. Moreover, you will have one of the largest healthcare databases at your disposal through HCA. Resident travel support is provided to present research at regional and national meetings. So, whether your goal is to go straight into practice, complete a fellowship, or pursue academic medicine, the orthopedic surgery program at HCA Florida JFK Hospital is here to help you accomplish your goals.
In addition to the unprecedented surgical and business training, our program provides all of the traditional didactics including weekly grand rounds, monthly journal clubs and M&M, and yearly conferences. We conduct monthly cadaver labs and additional industry support skills labs so our residents can have early and repeated exposure to train and practice surgical techniques.
Get to Know the Team
Vani J. Sabesan, MD, FAAOS, FAOA
Curriculum and Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Salary and Benefits
- Health insurance available with a cost-share; an optional family plan can be purchased
- Dental coverage provided with minimal charge
- Basic life insurance provided at no cost; additional amounts may be purchased for residents or family
- Professional liability insurance provided at no cost
- Disability insurance
- Special portable anticipated income disability insurance available at nominal cost
- Vacation/Educational Leave
- 15 days paid time offer utilized for vacation and sick days
- Additional educational days available, must be preapproved by the Program Director and be in accordance with GME policies and procedures
HCA Florida JFK Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine GME Consortium Program prides itself on teaching and involving medical students in patient care. In addition, we prefer you to have passed USMLE Step I and Step II Clinical Knowledge. USMLE is helpful, but not required for osteopathic candidates.
- All of our medical student rotations are scheduled through Clinician Nexus. Please apply online through Clinician Nexus.
- If you have any questions or would like additional information about the process please contact our UME Medical Student Coordinator Jennifer Lowery at Jennifer.Lowery@hcahealthcare.com.
We prefer M.D/D.O from an approved school of medicine applying to the program. In addition, we prefer you to have passed USMLE Step I, Step II Clinical Knowledge. Please reach out to our Program Manager regarding score minimums. As well as to have passed Step II Clinical Skills, USMLE is helpful but not required for osteopathic candidates. We accept all candidates through ERAS from accredited US Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools and LCME accredited International Medical Schools. Candidates should be within two years of graduation from an LCME approved medical school or osteopathic school. Up to five years with advanced clinical experience, such as a prior internship or residency.
We will request a dean's letter, your medical school transcript, a personal statement, USMLE or COMLEX scores, a headshot photograph, two letters of recommendation and your curriculum vitae.
We utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for our selection process. All first-year positions are matched through the NRMP and there are no pre-match positions. ERAS applications are accepted September through December each year.
For information on ERAS, you may access their website at www.aamc.org/services/eras/.
Research is an important part of our mission. There are numerous opportunities for residents to participate in ongoing research projects Residents are encouraged to do research and support is provided for all of our residents to conduct clinical and basic science research. Our Program Director, Dr. Sabesan, is a prolific academician who knows the ins-and-outs of research. She has developed an infrastructure with a team of three full-time research fellows, collaborators, and medical students. Opportunities include the ability to present at Grand Rounds, publish manuscripts and present at local, regional or national conferences. For residents with a specific research interest, faculty mentorship is required to assist residents in completing the research process.