For more information, please contact Vicki Gibbs, our program coordinator.
How to apply
- ERAS: 205033
- NRMP: 1771120C0
Welcome from our Program Director
We are delighted that you are interested in the Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) Family Medicine Residency, and we hope you will take a serious look at our program. The program launched in 2015 and we are excited about the continued growth of graduate medical education at our institution and the exciting academic opportunities it provides.
The Orange Park Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.
The Family Medicine Residency Program at Orange Park Medical Center is a three-year ACGME accredited program with a total of 18 positions. We provide residents with balanced academics and exposure to multiple clinical disciplines.
Residents are instructed on fundamental clinical skills, diagnosing and managing a broad range of clinical problems and providing evidence-based direct patient care. The family medicine curriculum is tailored to meet or exceed all ACGME requirements for the American Board of Family Medicine.
We are committed to providing you with an excellent and safe clinical learning environment created by our knowledgeable and compassionate faculty.
During the three years of your residency, you will have your own continuity practice in all venues. You will gain expertise in office, hospital, emergency, home and residential settings. You will choose a committee based on your interests to aid in shaping your leadership skills and help you stay ahead of the curve.
You will participate in academic research projects, their presentations and publication. You will be a mentor to medical students and upon your graduation, we hope you will consider practicing here at Orange Park Medical Center.
Throughout your residency here at Orange Park Medical Center, we offer:
- A strong academic program and nationally recognized faculty in a friendly and an all-brand-new facility
- Close working relationships with your peers and faculty to enhance your learning experience and mentor
- Focus on ABFM (Board) Exam preparation throughout the year, as well as your future endeavors in clinical practice
- Attendings who enjoy teaching and encourage hands-on learning
- Competitive salary in a desirable, livable, low-cost, moderate-sized city thriving with cultural activities and minutes away from a broad range of outdoor activities in and around Jacksonville, Florida
Get to Know the Team
Candace Murbach, DO
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Our didactic sessions are held on most Wednesday afternoons from noon until 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.
We have utilized a combination of remote sessions via WebEx and in-person sessions held in a large, newly built classroom.
Our didactics typically involve a guest speaker, a faculty presentation, and resident presentations. We use a variety of platforms such as interactive Kahoot quizzes, journal clubs, flipped classrooms, etc to keep didactics engaging, interactive and fun. We occasionally provide lunch or treats, though residents can always grab their food from the hospital cafeteria.
A Balint group is a group of clinicians who meet regularly and present cases to each other to discuss.
The aim is a group process of exploration and for the medical participants to transform uncertainty and difficulty in the doctor-patient relationship into a greater understanding and meaning that nurtures a more therapeutic alliance between clinician and patient.
Balint groups address burnout risk and isolation, increase job satisfaction, enhance medical decision making, and promote physician well-being, job satisfaction and professionalism.
The groups help physicians create and sustain therapeutic and ethically sound relationships with patients. The groups provide an environment for reflection, empathy, bonding, venting, acceptance, perspective-taking, and developing an appreciation for individual experiences.
Resident & Fellow Well-Being Committee
The Resident & Fellow Well-Being Committee's (RFWBC) mission is to bring awareness to the importance of resident and fellow physician well-being, and support resident/fellow efforts to be healthy, build resilience and find meaning and joy in their work.
The group works to achieve this by planning resident social events, developing a wellness curriculum, and disseminating resources and training on stress management, burnout recognition, and resiliency. The RFWBC is comprised of representatives from all GME fellowship and residency programs.
The committee organizes program-wide social activities and are advocates for initiatives that enhance well-being. The RFWBC has created a lactation room for nursing mothers and enhanced the GME presence within OPMC through media and outreach.
The committee is active in developing interdepartmental quality improvement and research projects that provide holistic wellness initiatives for physicians.
Salary & Benefits Information
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The hospital provides a comprehensive list of personal benefit package options. The most current plan, enrollment, and renewal information may be found on the hospital human resources benefit site. Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Medical benefits, dental and vision
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending accounts
- CorePlus voluntary benefits
- HCA 401(k)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- The hospital will provide worker’s compensation insurance, consistent with the hospital’s benefits program.
- Professional memberships
- Conference and travel expense
- Cell phone
- Other board prep and educational expense
Vacation, sick or holiday
Each resident and fellow receives three weeks of annual paid leave for vacation, sick, holiday or other time away from work. Vacation requests must occur prior to the beginning of each academic year. The three-week annual leave does not carry over to the next academic year and residents and fellows will not be paid out for time unused.