Due to COVID-19 this program is not currently accepting applications.

Prospective applicants may choose to shadow under the supervision of a Baptist Health employee or medical staff member, including physicians. Visiting Physicians may shadow on rounds, watch procedures and attend teaching conferences.

The Visiting Physician program is open to independently licensed physicians (M.D., DO, DPM, DDS, DMD) who meet the criteria outlined in the application packet. The duration of the observership is at the discretion of the clinician and can last up to four weeks. An observership is a voluntary experience that does not constitute employment, compensation, medical education or any training leading to academic credit, licensure or board certification. Baptist Health will not issue grades or written evaluations for this program.

How to Apply

  1. Download and review the program application below
  2. Collect the required documents
  3. Contact a prospective sponsoring clinician
  4. Return all required documents a minimum of two weeks prior to the intended start date
  5. Once your application has been approved, please call 786-467-2633 to pay the program's administrative fee. 

Administrative Fee

A non-refundable administrative fee must be paid to Baptist Health upon acceptance of your application.

  • Visiting Physicians: $250

Baptist Health Office of Academic Affairs
Program Administrator Baptist Health Office of Academic Affairs 786-467-2633 Observer@BaptistHealth.net


Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, trains and retains excellent healthcare professionals to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained to be collaborative, culturally competent and patient- and family-centered professionals who follow the guiding principles of service, quality, knowledge and diversity.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Participants must beindependently licensed physicians (M.D., DO, DPM, DDS, DMD)

Application Requirements

  • Complete program application
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Copy of current medical license
  • Letter of support from the sponsoring physician, academic program or medical director
  • South Miami Hospital Compliance Training (if applicable)

International Applicants

  • International Eligibility form (Non-US Citizens/Non-US Residents)
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? Download application below
  • When are applications accepted? All Year
  • When are candidate interviews? N/A
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? Within two weeks of receiving a completed application
  • When does the program start? All Year

Program Snapshot

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