Transitional Year Residency at HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital
We provide residents with a balanced year in multiple clinical disciplines including emergency medicine, family care, psychiatry, surgery and physical medicine.
Welcome from our team
We offer rotations including emergency medicine, medical intensive care, family medicine and ambulatory medicine, as well as electives such as endocrinology, gastroenterology and neurology. Also, our residency meets all ACGME requirements for PGY2 advancement in areas such as anesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, radiation oncology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
- ERAS: 9991100230
- NRMP: 177199PO
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HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital Transitional Year Residency Program
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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.
Our Program Director and staff
Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.
Jessica El-Bahri, DO
Dr. El-Bahri is a board certified Internal Medicine physician and serves as teaching faculty on the inpatient Hospital Medicine service. She completed her medical education at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL and trained at Largo Medical Center. Dr. El-Bahri has a true passion for teaching and has GME experience at multiple Internal Medicine programs prior to joining us at HCA FL Orange Park Hospital in 2019. Dr. El-Bahri was appointed PD of Transitional Year Residency in 2021 and APD of Internal Medicine in 2022. She serves as the Section Chair for Hospital Medicine at OPMC and serves on the Credentials Committee, Utilization Committee, Sepsis Committee, and Medical Executive Committees.
- Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
- Resident positions: 14 accepted per year
Thank you for your interest in the HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital Transitional Year Residency. Our program launched in 2016 and we are excited about the continued growth of graduate medical education (GME) 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, 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 HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital. 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 and their interpersonal and communication skills to provide outstanding and compassionate care while they treat diseases and 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.
HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital is a full-service, acute-care hospital located in the heart of Orange Park, providing medical care to Clay County and surrounding communities.
We offer combined didactics with internal medicine, including an academic day each Tuesday.
Transitional Year didactics include:
- Emergency medicine
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Additional conferences and presentations include:
- Case presentations
- Family medicine lectures
- Journal club
- Morbidity and mortality conference
- Wellness-related topics
- Quality improvement project
- Research day presentation (poster and/or podium)
All residents will participate in one of the following hospital committees:
- Annual program evaluation
- Graduate medical education committee
- Program evaluation committee
- Resident quality committee
- Well-being committee
Salary and benefits information
The following salary is for the fiscal year 2023-2024 and may differ from future years' salaries.
- PGY1: $58,677 salary plus $950 on-call meals, totaling $59,627
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.
The program provides:
- Cell phone
- Medical license expense
- Step 3 Uworld/Combank
The HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital 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.
Frequently asked questions about our Transitional Year Residency
You can find answers to the most common questions about our program below.
How many residents do you accept each year?
We accept 14 residents per year.
What is the match process?
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.
How many letters of recommendation (LORs) are required to apply in your program?
Three to four LORs are required to apply to our program.
Where can I find more information about other HCA GME programs?
Information about other HCA GME programs can be found at HCA Healthcare.
Is your program in a community-based or university-based hospital?
HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital is a community-based hospital. You are taught by outstanding clinical educators that work and practice in Orange Park.
What information do you have on scholarly activity?
Research is an important part of our mission at the HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital. 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.