For more information about our program, please call Stacey Wice, our program coordinator, at (904) 639-2000.
How to apply
Welcome from our Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the Mercer University School of Medicine/Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) Internal Medicine Residency Program!
Our internal medicine categorical residency program is an ACGME accredited, three-year training with 39 positions. We strive to help our residents reach their maximum potential and achieve their long-term goals.
The Orange Park Medical Center Internal 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.
Your hard work over the years has paid off and now you are embarking on the next steps in your professional life! You deserve a program in which your interests, as well as your own personal growth, is stimulated. Somewhere where you and your peers can shape your learning experience.
At Orange Park Medical Center we offer all that and much more.
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 be assigned to a faculty mentor who will review your rotations’ evaluations, track your progress and update Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) on a regular basis.
You may also be assigned to a committee based on your interests. These committees will aid in shaping your leadership skills and help you stay ahead of the curve.
We will assist you with your 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:
- Personal attention to help you achieve your future goals
- Close working relationships with your peers and faculty to enhance your learning experience
- Focus on ABIM (Board) Exam preparation throughout the year, as well as your future endeavors in clinical practice
- Competitive salary in a wonderful, livable, low-cost, moderate-sized city brimming with cultural activities and minutes away from a broad range of outdoor activities in and around Jacksonville, Florida
Get to Know the Team
Aftab Ahmad, MD, MBA, CPE
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Salary & Benefits Information
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.
Frequently Asked Questions about our Family Medicine 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