The Inpatient Experience 


Holy Cross Hospital

4725 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

​To learn more, visit www.holy-cross.com

University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

4725 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

(954) 938 - 3359


Residents on this service rotate through a variety of acute care inpatient settings including the General Internal Medicine wards (GIM).  Residents are considered the primary care provider within their multidisciplinary team and are provided enough autonomy to succeed but also have a faculty member on-site to provide teaching opportunities and supervision. Furthermore, because Holy Cross Hospital is a community hospital, there are always private and academic physicians in-house covering the floors. The community hospital setting allows the program to offer an inpatient curriculum without 24-hour overnight call and truly protected academic/educational didactic sessions.


Residents also rotate through the Medical Intensive Care Unit and join the Inpatient Cardiology Service ( MUSIAL) as well in the second year.  Residents serve as the primary provider within both sites under the supervision of our Intensivist and Cardiologist groups.  Interns and residents on this service have opportunity for direct supervision of a number of procedures and can practice these procedures in our simulation lab.  As with General Internal Medicine, there is no 24-hour overnight call.


As noted, the community hospital setting allows for an inpatient experience without the traditional in-house overnight call.  Instead, we created a combination of a rotating late shift and two week night float rotation to provide the necessary cross-coverage of GIM patients (not MICU) under the direct supervision of a hospitalist or nocturnist. In addition to supervised overnight care, this day/night structure allows all inpatient residents to join teaching rounds; extending learning and continuity of care even further. The chart below shows how these two experiences merge together to create a 24-hour cycle of continuous care.


Founded in 1955, Holy Cross Hospital is a member of Trinity Health, is sponsored by Catholic Health Ministries and is Broward County’s only not-for-profit Catholic hospital.


U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Holy Cross Hospital as one of the "Best Regional Hospitals" in Florida. Holy Cross takes pride in the ability to combine quality medical care and advanced technology with sincere compassion and understanding. 


Holy Cross is a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and is ranked among the Top 5% in the nation for Orthopedic Services for seven years in a row (2008-2014). As the first Accountable Care Organization formed in Broward County, Holy Cross also offers residents a unique experience to work in an ACO environment.  


A 559-bed acute care hospital staffed by over 600 physicians and fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Holy Cross offers progressive services and programs to meet the region’s evolving healthcare needs. On average, Holy Cross treats more than 250,000 patients annually. Thousands more are served through our Medical Group ambulatory clinics located throughout Broward County.​  


During Inpatient Blocks the residents focus on hospitalized patients that require a significant amount of thought, efficiency, and care to develop their clinical, diagnostic and management skills. 

Residents are assigned an Inpatient Medical Services for 4 weeks and Electives or Night Coverage for 2 weeks