Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center – a program that strives to train the next generation of highly skilled physicians who will be the future leaders of the medical field.

The foundation of our program is quality Resident-Physicians who endeavor to enhance their medical knowledge and clinical skills while focusing on the personal aspects of patient care in an urban-suburban community setting. They approach each patient as an opportunity not only to learn about their individual needs but to seek interdisciplinary approaches and a greater understanding of medicine in a patient-centered environment.

Equally important to our mission of educating Resident-Physicians is our faculty of Attending-Physicians, who not only embrace teaching but encourage scholarship, research, and personal growth and development. They combine their knowledge and experience with the cutting-edge and diverse resources available at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

Our program serves as a stepping stone to the Resident-Physician's education by strongly encouraging the pursuit of advanced fellowship training. Many subspecialties are offered within Aventura Hospital and Medical Center as well as the HCA Healthcare network of hospitals.

We accept and train the best physician candidates, especially those who are well-rounded and eager, and we are proud that our program has achieved a 100% passage rate on board exams. We promote physician wellness, communication skills, and most importantly, the development of compassionate community leaders. We want our graduates to be available, affable, kindhearted, and genuinely helpful to serve the medical needs of their communities.

We encourage prospective medical school graduates who embrace our educational model to further explore our program and contact us for additional information.

We look forward to being an educational mentor as you continue in your lifelong journey of being the next generation of physician-leaders.

Manuel "Manny" Suarez,
MD, FACP, FACCP