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  • ERAS: 4001100320
  • NRMP: 1771400C0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our program! The Orange Park Medical Center (OPMC) GME Psychiatry Program launched in 2017, as an ACGME accredited four-year program with 16 positions. Our program is motivated to create a diverse and culturally sensitive training environment.

Mission Statement

The Orange Park Medical Center Psychiatry 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

The Orange Park Medical Center Psychiatry Program is a four-year program designed to provide remarkably diverse clinical exposure, including patients from rural, small town, suburban, and urban core city environments.

Orange Park Medical Center also serves veterans as well as some active duty military due to its proximity to the NAS JAX airbase as well as regional patients from Georgia and the Carolinas.

The range of psychiatric disorders seen is equally diverse: first-episode psychoses, schizophrenia, affective disorders (especially mania and depressive disorders), OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder), PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), and comorbid alcohol and substance use disorders predominate in a gender-balanced, economically and ethnically varied population aged 18 to 100+.

Multiple private and public settings in the Jacksonville area serve as inpatient and outpatient rotation sites, including geriatric psychiatry, forensics, community, addictions, and child psychiatry.

Get to Know the Team

Barbara Gracious, MD
Program Director


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Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Conference Schedule

Didactics are designed to meet the needs of residents interested in providing evidence-based care that is personalized for the patient, and informed by the biopsychosocial model, using combined treatment modalities including psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, and social interventions.

Required research projects and presentations round out the educational experience with residents encouraged to present at both internal research day activities as well as regional and state-wide psychiatric meetings, the American Psychiatric Association or national specialty meetings as dictated by the needs and interests of the resident.

Institutional review board or quality committee submissions and publications are closely mentored. Individual and group supervision is provided by multiple members of our diverse and talented faculty.

Call Schedule

  • PGY1
    • Short call once per week, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Weekend call (Saturday only) once a month, 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • PGY2
    • Short call once a week, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    • Weekend call (Saturday and Sunday) once a month, 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • PGY3
    • Short call once a week, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  •  PGY4: No call

Didactics

Tuesdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm

All Residents

  • PRITE Review, once per week for 8 weeks (8 sessions)
  • Grand Rounds, twice per month for 12 (24 sessions)
  • Morbidity & Mortality, once per Month (12 sessions)
  • PD/APD Meeting with Residents, once per month (12 sessions)

Thursdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm

PGY1

  • Journal Club, once per month (12 sessions)
  • Introduction to Legal & Ethical Concepts, twice per month (24 sessions)
  • Neuromodulation, once per month for 6 Months (6 sessions)
  • Introduction to Research, once per month for 6 months (6 sessions)
  • Group Supervision, once per week (52 sessions)
  • Reproductive Psychiatry, one per month for 6 months (6 sessions)

PGY2

  • Advanced Psychopharmacology, twice per month (24 sessions)
  • Psychotherapy II, once per week (52 sessions)
  • Emergency, once per month for 2 months (8 sessions)
  • Psychosomatic, once per week for 2 months (8 sessions)
  • Addiction, once per week for 2.5 months (10 sessions)
  • Geriatric, once per week for 2 months (8 sessions)
  • Child/Adolescence, once per week for 3 months (12 sessions)
  • Group Supervision, once per week (52 sessions)
  • Reproductive Psychiatry, one per month for 6 months (6 sessions)

Fridays 1:00pm – 5:00pm

 PGY3 and PGY4

  • Journal Club, once per month (12 sessions)
  • Advanced Psychotherapy, once per week (52 sessions)
  • Advanced Resident Mentoring, once per week for 3 months (12 sessions)
  • Psychiatry Practice, once per week for 2 months (8 sessions)
  • Culture & Diversity in Mental Health, once per week for 1.5 months (6 sessions)
  • Integrative Practices in Mental Health, once per week for 2 months (8 sessions)
  • Board Review, once per week for 3 months (12 sessions)

Salary & Benefits Information

Salary

Year Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY1 $54,267 $950 $55,217
PGY2 $55,869 $950 $56,819
PGY3 $57,637 $950 $58,587
PGY4 $59,738 $950 $60,688

Benefits

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
  • Laptop
  • Other Board Prep and Educational Expense
  • $500 orientation stipend during PGY1

Vacation, sick or holidays:

Each resident receives 20 days of paid leave (PTO) for vacation, sick, holiday or other time away from work. Vacation requests must occur prior to the beginning of each academic year. The PTO bank of hours do not carry over to the next academic year and residents will not be paid out for time unused. Each academic year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.

FAQS

Protected didactic learning is as follows:

  • All PGY levels combined: Tuesdays from 1:00-5:00pm
  • PGY-1s & PGY-2s: Separate didactics on Thursdays from 1:00-5:00pm
  • PGY-3s & PGY-4s: Combined didactics on Fridays from 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Step 3 Board Exam must be completed with a passing score by the end of the PGY-1 year.
  • Each resident is required to pass 3 mock oral exams (OSCE) prior to graduating the Psychiatry program. Mock oral exams are scheduled twice an academic year, once in the fall and once in the spring.