For any additional questions, please contact our Program Coordinator, Angela Taylor, at (305) 692-3392
How to apply
ACGME ID: 1101100196
Welcome from our Program Director
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Aventura Emergency Medicine as the founding Program Director of our Residency at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida. We could not be more excited about your interest in our program.
The Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's Emergency 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.
The Emergency Medicine Residency at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center 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
Get to Know the Team
Todd L. Slesinger, MD, FACEP, FCCM, FCCP, FAAEM, Program Director
Curriculum and Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Our program reviews the applications of anyone who applies to the program. International students are considered if their training has included all of the typical elements of a United States medical school education as well as all requirements for a visa can be obtained. It is helpful to the review committee if an international student has done a clinical rotation with us so that we have had a first-hand observation of his or her clinical skills. We do require that international students have some clinical experience in the United States with a letter of recommendation from that experience.
We do not have a specific cut off value for board examination scores. Each application is reviewed in its entirety and holistically. We also do not provide information regarding the average scores of applicants and/or current residents.
Yes, we consider DO applicants and have had DO residents in our program in the past. It is preferable if a DO applicant has taken the USMLE examination as a head-to- head comparison with the MD applicants.
No. We interview many more applicants than have rotated with us. Although a percentage of residents from each class come from students that have rotated here, this is not unique to our program and likely has to do with students prioritizing places where they have had clinical experience when making their rank list.
It is helpful for us to have SLOEs in an applicant’s file as this a standard evaluation used by clerkships and EM residency programs throughout the country. However, not all schools or rotation sites use these when evaluating their students so they are not mandatory. We do require at least one emergency medicine faculty letter. We would consider an exception to this for a resident who is transferring from another specialty. In total we require three letters of recommendation. It is preferable if at least two of these are from EM faculty members.
We are continuously reviewing applications. If you have not heard from us that we are declining an interview offer it means that your application is still under consideration.
We consider all applicants as stated above. This includes transfers from other specialties. However, if you have been outside clinical practice for an extended period of time, we will likely not consider your application. There is no set period of time as a cut off.
November 1st is our application deadline. Given the number of applications we receive, the earlier you apply the better, as we offer interviews on a rolling process.
We do not have any specific cut off point. However, the longer you have been away from clinical medicine, the more challenging it will be for us to assess your current skill set.
We do not have a minimum score, although emergency medicine has become much more competitive. We will consider an applicant who has had to take the examination more than one time, but in our application pool failure of the boards will make your application less competitive.
Please see answers for USMLE Step 1.
We require some clinical experience in the U.S. so that a U.S. faculty member has evaluated you and provided you with a recommendation.
Step 2 scores are not required by the time of application, however, if your Step 1 score was lower, an improvement on Step 2 will work in your favor.
We interview applicants routinely who are participating in the couples match.