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For more information about our program, please contact Jennifer Gurganus, program coordinator, at (904) 639-8242.

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ERAS: 349969

NRMP: 1551114156

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Mission Statement

The Orange Park Medical Center Hematology and Medical Oncology 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.

Program Overview

HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education is proud to announce the opening of our new Hematology and Medical Oncology Program at Orange Park Medical Center!

This is an ACGME accredited fellowship training program. We offer two positions every year to ABIM eligible candidates. The combined program is 36 months long.

The main purpose of the program is to train and educate physicians in the discipline of hematology and medical oncology as well as understand and apply the science and cutting-edge research. Our goal is for our fellows to become skillful and compassionate clinicians and educators as well as leaders in the medical field.

Fellows progress through a well-structured curriculum while being exposed to a wide spectrum of patients and pathologies. Among many activities, they participate in case conferences, multidisciplinary tumor boards, journal clubs, didactics, and institutional GME curriculum.

Our dedicated teaching staff is comprised of outstanding and well-rounded physicians who are passionate about patient care, clinical research, and mentorship. They support our fellows in learning to balance the demands of medical practice with healthy personal lives.

We utilize two main sites for both inpatient and outpatient care: Orange Park Medical Center and Cancer Specialists of North Florida. Our program not only gives fellows access to our first-class training facilities and faculty but also to the broader network of HCA Healthcare hospitals and physicians.

All fellowship applicants should have completed an ACGME-accredited internal medicine program. All applicants must submit their applications via ERAS and participate in the National Resident Matching Program.

Get to Know the Team

Hema Vankayala, MD Program Director

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Year Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY4 $58,282 $950 $59,232
PGY5 $60,737 $950 $61,687
PGY6 $62,991 $950 $63,941


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:

  1. Medical benefits, dental and vision
  2. Short-term disability
  3. Long-term disability
  4. Life insurance
  5. Flexible spending accounts
  6. CorePlus voluntary benefits
  7. HCA 401(k)
  8. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  9. Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  10. The hospital will provide worker’s compensation insurance, consistent with the hospital’s benefits program.
  11. Professional memberships
  12. Conference and travel expense
  13. Cell phone
  14. Laptop/iPad
  15. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Hematology and Medical Oncology Residency Program

Yes, with a bed, TV, work stations and computers

Yes, currently $16 per day and free snacks and drinks in resident lounge. There is also a stipend of $950 for when you are either working off-site, nights or work hours when the cafeteria is not available

There are 21 Paid Time Off (PTO) days that can be used for vacation, sick days, federal and state holidays or other time away from work such as interviews for fellowships, after graduation jobs, etc

Yes, we have a working relationship with Memorial Health of Jacksonville and can arrange off site rotations as needed elsewhere with advanced notice

No, residents may park for free in the employee designated lots

Yes, you will have an opportunity to perform a variety of procedures including but not limited to central lines, arterial lines, lumbar punctures, paracentesis, thoracentesis, I & D, join injections, pelvic exam and pap smears

  • Yes, per ACGME the cap is 10 patients per intern, with no more than 5 new patients per 24 hours and no more than 8 new patients per 48 hours period
  • When supervising two interns upper level can oversee up to 20 patients
  • Interns can see 3 patients per half day session in clinic and PGY2 and PGY3 can see 5 and 7 respectively