Orange Park Medical Center will be adding an additional specialty to their Graduate Medical Education program this July. Their new Cardiology Fellowship Program will bring future cardiologists to the area to further their medical training.

The new program is designed to prepare the physicians also known as fellows, for academic or clinical practice in general cardiology or a subspecialty. The fellowship program follows a specialty training program known as a residency program. During their time at Orange Park Medical Center the fellows will have the benefit of instruction and mentorship of cardiologists that specialize in all areas of adult cardiology.

"Orange Park Medical Center is a growing academic center," said Orange Park Medical Center Cardiologist and Cardiology Fellowship Program Director Dr. Andrea DeNeen. "Given our high volume of diverse cardiac patients and excellent outcomes, it was a natural next step to add cardiovascular training."

Orange Park Medical Center is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center located in Clay County.

"Having this new group in our facility will not only give them great experience and bring Orange Park Medical Center to the next level for heart care, it will help contribute to the nation's effort to increase the number of well-trained cardiovascular specialists."

Orange Park Medical Center's will accept new fellows each year with their first class starting July 1st. The program lasts 3 years.

Orange Park Medical Center's Graduate Medical Education program currently has 68 residents with an additional 41 starting in July. The program includes family medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, a transitional year program which focuses on subspecialties, psychiatry and cardiology. The programs vary from 1-4 years in length. During their time at Orange Park Medical Center the residents and fellows see patients both in the hospital and in a clinic setting.