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For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

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(305) 485-4677

How to Apply

  • ERAS: 1401100926
  • NRMP: 2232140C2

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Welcome from our team

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital.

Mission Statement

The HCA Florida Kendall Hospital Internal Medicine 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.

Program Overview

Training & Education

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital is a community-based, university-affiliated program. Our program is sponsored by HCA Healthcare and affiliated with the University of South Florida.

Program Highlights

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is a medium-sized program, allowing us to get to know each of our residents on a personal level, provide a learning environment rich with camaraderie, and develop one-on-one relationships with colleagues, faculty, and mentors.

  • Unique 4 + 1 Schedule
    • 4 weeks of rotation are followed by 1 week of dedicated ambulatory time. This schedule allows for the following:
      • A more rewarding and uninterrupted outpatient and inpatient experience.
      • Exposure to a "Group Practice" model as they work in cohorts of 5 and provide coverage for each others' continuity clinic patients when their PCP is not in clinic.
      • Ample continuity with residents' patient panel.
  • 24/7 Hospitalist and Intensivist coverage
    • In–house attendings are available for assistance at all times, and residents are not required to meet the service needs of the hospital, which allows for a better educational experience.
  • No overnight call
    • We have a Night Float team that takes over from the day team in the evening and hands-off in the morning.
  • Great patient diversity and an exciting range of pathology which rivals any large inner-city hospital.

Training Positions

The Internal Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Number of Positions by Year:

  • PGY1: 14 Categorical
  • PGY2: 14 Categorical
  • PGY3: 14 Categorical

Get to Know the Team

Jose A. Gascon, MD
Program Director

  • Vanina Molinares Internal Medicine Associate Program Director
  • Robert Hernandez Infectious Disease Associate Program Director
  • Jose Barros, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Walter Ramirez, MD – Cardiovascular Disease/Interventional Cardiology
  • Silvia Bentancor, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Jose Gonzalez-Pantaleon, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Roberto Ruiz, MD – Internal Medicine
  • Idle Lee, MD – Internal Medicine, Critical Care

Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

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

See Program Schedule

Conference Schedule


  • Morning Report
  • Noon Conference/ Teaching Rounds
  • Infectious Disease /Cardiology/Palliative/ Nephrology Lecture Series
  • Tumor Board
  • Journal Club
  • Medical Jeopardy/ Trivia
  • Board Review
  • Simulation Lab

Benefits Information

  • Health and disability insurance on 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 Coats
  • 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.

The KRMC Internal Medicine Residency has partnered with HCA Florida Doral Medical Specialists Clinic, a federally qualified health center, to provide a robust outpatient continuity clinic experience to our residents. Residents have their own panel of patients who they follow longitudinally through the 3 years of residency training.

This gives them the opportunity to learn from the evolution and natural history of a broad range of diseases. The clinic patient pool is diverse and consists of ED discharges, inpatient follow-ups as well as new patients from the community.

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.