Interactive Program Information

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For more information about our program, please contact Christopher Burrows, our program coordinator, at (904) 639-2005.

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How to apply

  • ERAS: 4401100448
  • NRMP General Surgery: 1771440C0
  • NRMP Surgery – Preliminary: 1771440P0

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Mission Statement

The Orange Park Medical Center General Surgery 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 General Surgery Residency Program at Orange Park Medical Center is ACGME approved for three categorical general surgery residents per year. We started our first class of PGY1 residents off-cycle in November of 2019.

We offer a personalized, learner-focused program with a strong emphasis on educational excellence. The program has all the opportunities of larger programs but there is greater potential to develop a closer teaching relationship with our faculty who are committed to your personal and professional development.

We are looking for enthusiastic learners who can help shape not only the residency program but the future of General Surgery!

Our program's goals align with the goals of HCA Healthcare and we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our goal is to provide compassionate care and exceptional service to every patient, every day.

More specifically, we will provide a learner-centered, competency-based, supportive environment where residents develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for high-quality, independent surgical practice. We will teach and model the delivery of high-quality, patient-focused healthcare as part of a team that involves a variety of healthcare professionals.

Get to Know the Team

Scott Lind, MD
Program Director

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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Assigned rotations are in four-week blocks. The combination depends on PGY level.

Rotations include but are not limited to:

  • General surgery
  • Trauma
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Transplant
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Anesthesia (first year rotation)
  • Emergency medicine (first year rotation)

Conference Schedule


First Wednesday of the month: faculty-led Grand Rounds and Mortality and Morbidity

Second Wednesday of the month: Research presentation/lecture

Last Wednesday of the month: Journal Club

Wednesday afternoon: Didactics, administration and research time

Scholarly Activity Requirements

One each over the course of the residency:

  • One original research project
  • Article for publication or textbook chapter
  • Quality improvement project

One poster or podium presentation for OPMC Research Day per year.


All residents must participate in hospital committees with special emphasis on quality and patient safety


Each resident is allotted five conference days as well as an annual stipend per hospital GME department annually

Additional conference days are granted on a case-by-case basis such as to complete a program requirement, presentation or to accept a grant/scholarship.

Salary & Benefits Information


As valued hospital employees, our training programs have a competitive resident benefits program to ensure residents and their families are taken care of to address multiple life circumstances.

Please do not hesitate to ask any more detailed questions to your residency program director, residency program coordinator, or our hospital director of human resources.

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
PGY5 $62,254 $950 $63,204

These amounts are subject to taxation. Additional $950 per year added to salary for on-call meals.


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. Professional Memberships
  11. Conference and Travel Expense
  12. Cell Phone & Laptop
  13. Other board prep and educational expense
  14. The hospital will provide worker’s compensation insurance, consistent with the hospital’s benefits program.

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.