Becoming A Resident

The Office of Graduate Medical Education at Broward Health is dedicated to recruiting highly qualified residents and fellows for all of our training programs.

Becoming A Resident

The Office of Graduate Medical Education at Broward Health is dedicated to recruiting highly qualified residents and fellows for all of our training programs.

Welcome to the GME Department

Thank you for your interest in training at Broward Health. Residency and fellowship training is an exciting step in your medical career and we are glad that you are considering us as your home for that training. Here at Broward Health we believe in the mission of providing quality healthcare to the people that we serve. Broward County has an amazingly diverse population and that population is reflected in the patients that present to our hospitals and clinics. 

No matter what your specialty interest is, we are confident that our training programs will prepare you to be an outstanding physician.

General Application Process

All of our medical residency and fellowship programs are accredited by a national accrediting body. If you are interested in becoming a Broward Health resident or fellow, please look at the page for that specific program. Please look carefully at the identification numbers for the program to which you are interested in applying. Most of our programs utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Supporting documents are required and should be directed to ERAS:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your clinical performance
  • Dean's Letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript, with scores
  • Recent photo (passport type and size)

We unfortunately do not sponsor any visa applications including J-1 or H1-B Visas

Personal Interview Day

Broward Health programs begin interviewing in the early Fall and are completed by the end of January.



Each training program may have additional application requirements. Details can be found in the individual training program pages.

Match Process

Broward Health is proud to participate in several match programs.  The match varies by the specialty of the program. Broward Health is an all-in sponsoring institution. If a match is offered for a specialty program, we participate in that match for all applicants to our programs. We do not make offers to students outside of the match. Some programs may participate in more than one match.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP):
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Transitional Year

American Dental Education Association PASS Match

  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
AOA Match
  • Family Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

San Francisco Match
  • None, currently

No Match

  • Geriatrics (AOA)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AOA)


After Match day, you will receive information from the coordinator for your program. This information will detail the process to become a Broward Health employee and resident physician. Click here for more information from the Broward Health Human Resources department. After Match day, you will receive an offer letter and/or a resident employment agreement. The coordinator will assist you in setting up a pre-employment and employee health appointment. Each resident is extended an offer of employment that is conditional on passing all aspects of the pre-employment process.

Pre-employment Process

Background check
A pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on candidates for whom an offer of employment is being considered. You will receive the electronic authorization via email for the background screening. Please complete the form in order to start the background check process. 

Physical Examination
All newly-appointed residents must complete and pass an employment physical examination, as required by the State Health Department, within 30 days of the date of employment.

Urine Drug Screen
All new Broward Health employees must pass a drug screen prior to employment. A urine sample will be collected during the physical for a drug test.

Immunization updates for diphtheria / tetanus / pertussis (DTP), measles / mumps / rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis B. This may include vaccination and/or lab titers for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella or hepatitis B,

TB Screening
New residents will begin tuberculosis surveillance testing. This includes either a 2-step TB skin test (TST) or for residents with a past positive TB skin test, the completion of a tuberculosis surveillance questionnaire and a baseline Chest x-ray. Participation in the TB surveillance program is completed annually. Residents will complete TB mask fit testing.

Salary and Benefits for Residents and Fellows

Broward Health residents and fellows are full time employees of the hospital system. This provides for a comprehensive salary and benefits program for a residents and fellows.

2016-2017 Resident Annual Salary

  • PGY-1 $46,000
  • PGY-2 $48,500
  • PGY-3 $51,000
  • PGY-4 $53,500
  • PGY-5 $56,000
  • PGY-6 $58,500
  • PGY-7 $61,000
Educational Stipend
  • PGY-1 - Up to $800 per academic year
  • PGY-2 - Up to $1,500 per academic year
  • PGY-3 & Above - Up to $3,000 per academic year


  • PGY-1 - 15 days per academic year
  • PGY-2 & Above - 20 day per academic year

Other Benefits include meals, lab coats and insurance (health, vision, dental, disability, life, and malpractice/professional liability).

For more information, contact the GME Office at 954-468-5201.