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For more information about our program, please contact us at (305) 682-5255.


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ERAS: 1561114150

NRMP: 1752156F0


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Welcome Letter from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program in Aventura, Florida. We were initially accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education on July 1, 2017.

Mission Statement

The Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine 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 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

The Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship 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, fellows strive for excellence in their training and provide high-quality healthcare in patient-centered environments and community-oriented service.

Get to Know the Team

Hector Vazquez, MD Program Director


Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

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

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Conference Schedule

Weekly Conferences

Our weekly conference schedule includes clinical, core, and multidisciplinary conferences. We have regularly scheduled Clinical Case Conferences such as general pulmonary and critical care medicine case conferences, radiology conferences and pulmonary grand rounds. Conferences are combined with our Pulmonary Disease Fellowship program.

Conference Schedule

Monday: Noon Core Critical Care Conference

Tuesday: Noon Board Review

Wednesday:Noon Research Conference; Grand Rounds, Bi-Monthly

Thursday: Noon Core Pulmonary Conference; Noon Radiology Conference, 3rd Thursday of each month; Journal Club, monthly at 6 p.m.

Friday: Noon Case Review Conference; Noon M&M Conference, 4th Friday of every month

Critical Care Conference

Weekly presentation and review of critical care physiology including hemodynamics, cardiopulmonary interactions and airway mechanics.

Noon Board Review Conference

Weekly Review of CHEST SEEK board review questions.

Research Conference

Fellows and faculty meet to discuss research in progress.

Pulmonary Conference

Weekly presentation, review, and discussion of basic and advanced biochemistry, physiology and pathophysiology, which provide the basis for understanding pulmonary diseases, a critical mass of fundamental information and practical approaches for the diagnosis, management and prevention of pulmonary disorders, and the technical and practical skills that are required by a consultant in pulmonary medicine.

Radiology Conference

Faculty from Radiology Department discuss and interpret interesting chest radiographs and CT scans.

Case Review Conference

Weekly presentation and review of a diagnostic dilemma, a therapeutic quandary, or unusual or unforeseen turn of clinical events. The fellows select cases with elements of uncertainty.

The act of choosing an appropriate case for discussion at the Clinical Case Conference engages the fellows to identify a set of circumstances beyond their current level of knowledge and expertise.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Challenging patients and mortalities are presented and analyzed critically with a review of relevant literature.

Grand Rounds

Bi-Monthly Grand Rounds are featured and include Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Faculty, and guest speakers from affiliated academic institutions.

Aventura Hospital does not sponsor visas for our clinical trainees.
We will offer 3 interview dates which are approximately late August, mid-September and late September. 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.