Interactive Program Information

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Contact Us

For more information about our program, please contact Nancy Culpepper, our program coordinator, at (904) 639-2011.

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How to apply

  • ERAS: 9991100230
  • NRMP: 177199PO

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Mission Statement

The Orange Park Medical Center Transitional Year 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

Thank you for your interest in the Orange Park Medical Center Transitional Year Residency. Our program launched in 2016 and we are excited about the continued growth of graduate medical education at our institution and the exciting academic opportunities it provides.

Our Transitional Year residency program is an ACGME accredited one-year training with 14 positions intended to prepare residents for their chosen categorical or advanced residency program.

It is tailored to meet all ACGME requirements for PGY2 advancement in areas such as anesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and physical medicine and rehabilitation while providing broad exposure to a variety of surgical and medical subspecialties.

We provide residents with a balanced year in multiple clinical disciplines and in preparation for their chosen categorical or advanced residency program. Residents will be instructed throughout their clinical rotations on fundamental clinical skills and diagnosing and managing a broad range of clinical problems through direct patient care.

We consider all candidates who apply to our program through the ERAS application service.

The Transitional Year Residency is sponsored by the internal medicine and family medicine residency programs of Orange Park Medical Center. The faculty are dynamic and highly motivated and take pride in mentoring our residents into excellent physicians.

Residents will apply their knowledge in basic and clinical sciences, interpersonal and communication skills to provide outstanding and compassionate care that will treat diseases as well as promote health in the community. Residents will be held to the highest standard of professionalism and system-based practice as well as an evidence-based approach to promote health care.

All residents are required to participate in a quality improvement project, research and scholarly activity.

Orange Park Medical Center is a full-service, acute-care hospital located in the heart of Orange Park, providing medical care to Clay County and surrounding communities.

Get to Know the Team

Nilmarie Guzmán, MD
Program Director

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Curriculum & 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


We offer combined didactics with Internal Medicine including an Academic Day on Tuesday.

Transitional Year didactics include:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Dermatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehab

Additional conferences and presentations include:

  • Family medicine lectures
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Morality conference
  • Case presentations
  • Wellness related topics

Scholarly Activity

  • Research Day Presentation (poster and/or podium)
  • Publications
  • Quality Improvement Project


All residents will participate in one of the following hospital committees:

  • Graduate Medical Education Committe
  • Program Evaluation Committee
  • Annual Program Evaluation
  • Well-Being Committee
  • Resident Quality Committee

Salary & Benefits Information


21‐22 Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY1 $54,267 $950 $55,217


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 402(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 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.

The program provides:

  • Cell phone
  • Laptop
  • Medical license expense


We accept 14 residents per year.

We utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for our Matching process. All first-year positions are accepted through the ERAS and there are no pre-match positions.

For information on ERAS, you may access the ERAS website.

Three to four letters of recommendation are required to apply to our program.

Information about other HCA GME programs can be found at HCA Healthcare.

Orange Park Medical Center is a community based hospital. You are taught by outstanding clinical educators that work and practice in Orange Park.

Research is an important part of our mission at the HCA Orange Park Medical Center. There are numerous opportunities for residents to participate in projects.

Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in research. Opportunities include the ability to present and publish posters at local, regional or national conferences.