Graduate Medical Education : JFK Medical Center

Residency Program at Palm Beach County

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received approval for the first allopathic surgical residency program in Palm Beach County. The new five-year program at the University of Miami Regional Campus in Palm Beach County was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and will be implemented in close collaboration with JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, where it will be based. In addition, the surgical residents will rotate through Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami in such specialties as trauma, pediatric surgery, transplant and liver surgery.

The only other allopathic residency program in Palm Beach County is the University of Miami’s residency program in internal medicine, also based at JFK Medical Center.

Robert Kozol, M.D., M.S.A., will serve as the founding director of the general surgery residency training program. Before joining UM, Dr. Kozol was professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Connecticut and program director of the Surgery Residency Program.