Interested in a Superior Educational
Join us for a third or fourth year rotation at Naval Hospital Jacksonville!
If interested in rotating with us, please contact our GME Coordinator at (904)
542-7762 or e-mail.
We offer third and fourth year medical students outstanding Family Medicine
clerkship experiences at JFRMP. We have been the recipient of the
Uniformed Services University prestigious Medical Student Coordinator of the
Year Award on several occasions, most recently in 2008. This award is
selected from all clerkship sites, not just Family Medicine. This
award reflects our ongoing commitment to medical student education and to
the desire to make your rotation with us a valuable, personable experience.
You will be assigned faculty and resident preceptors who will mentor and
teach you throughout your rotation. You will have weekly dedicated didactic
sessions with a faculty member, covering a variety of clinical topics. You will
attend the daily educational Morning Report and the Thursday afternoon CME
Third Year Clerkship in Family
The 3rd year clerkship is meant to expose you to the full breadth
of family medicine, and to assist you in developing solid clinical problem
solving skills that are the foundation to becoming a highly competent physician.
Additionally you gain experience in working within a Military Health Facility,
and utilizing the Department of Defense’s Electronic Medical Record, AHLTA.
As a third year medical student you will work on-one-one with our faculty and
residents, seeing patients in our Family Medicine Center. You will see the full
spectrum of family medicine: you’ll provide prenatal care to an expectant
mother; well child care to infants and children; acute and routine care to young
men and women; and geriatric care to our retiree population. You will be exposed
to the whole gamut of preventive health maintenance. You will participate in a
range of procedures performed by family physicians including skin excisions,
vasectomies, exercise treadmills and obstetrical ultrasounds. Our procedure
clinics are traditionally a highlight for our 3rd year students.
In addition to a comprehensive outpatient experience you will also have the
opportunity to participate in inpatient medicine and inpatient obstetrics from a
Family Medicine perspective.
Fourth Year Clerkship in Family Medicine
We encourage medical students who are considering our program for residency
training to join us for a fourth year rotation. We offer
Sub-Internships, outpatient clerkships or a combination of inpatient and
outpatient. A fourth year rotation gives you the opportunity to
experience the culture of the program and get to know the people you may be
working with in the future. As in the 3rd year clerkship, you will be
assigned a resident and faculty preceptor who will be your primary
This rotation can be tailored to your needs and interests. It may be an
Inpatient Medicine experience, where you function as an intern on a team of
residents and attendings, caring for adult and pediatric patients admitted to
the wards and ICU. It may be an outpatient month, working under the supervision
of residents and faculty in the clinic. This would be similar to the third year
clerkship, but you would be given more opportunities to make decisions in the
care of patients you are seeing. You can also make the rotation a combined
inpatient and outpatient experience.
Other Rotation Opportunities
Our hospital has a range of other specialties that support elective medical
student rotations. Neurology, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics and
Psychiatry are just a few of the many rotations that medical students have
enjoyed coming to Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Please contact our GME
Coordinator to find out more about elective rotations.
How to Prepare For Your Clerkship
What to Bring??
- Immunizations/Shot records
- Information assurance certificate
- HIPPA training
Who to Contact??
- NAS JAX BOQ (904)-542-3138/3139
- Navy Lodge 1-800-628-9466
The Jacksonville Family Medicine Residency Program
(JFMRP) provides one of the best educational experiences for Family Medicine
residents in the country.
- Our graduates leave the program feeling confident and fully equipped to
provide comprehensive, family-centered health care to our active duty
personnel, retirees and military families around the world.
- Their first-time pass rate on the American Board of Family Medicine Board
Certifying Exam is 96 percent, well above the national average for family
- Our Family Medicine faculty is fully committed to resident education.
Further, our specialty staff is exceptionally supportive of training family
physicians. They provide countless hours of consultation. Both staff and
residents enjoy a high degree of mutual respect and trust.
- Our residents have the opportunity to work in a community-sized hospital
with no other competing residency programs. They work closely with the faculty,
but report more autonomy when working with patients than other Family Medicine
residents at other facilities.
- Another feature that sets JFMRP apart from the rest is the high volume of
patients our residents treat. Cases range from minor to highly complex across a
broad spectrum of specialties.
- We have high expectations for our Family Medicine residents who work hard,
yet have fun together. We take pride in fostering a collegial, adult learning
environment. Won’t you join us for a rewarding and academically challenging
Residency Application Process
Rotational Curriculum July 2011 to June 2012
- Inpatient Medicine
- Junior Night Float
- Outpatient Family Medicine /Ophthalmology
- Inpatient General Surgery
- Inpatient Pediatrics
- Junior OB Night Float
- Emergency Medicine
- Outpatient Gynecology
- Urology / Dermatology
- Inpatient Medicine
- Medicine Spec
- Inpatient Pediatrics at Wolfson Hospital
- Radiology / ENT
- NICU with Shands Hospital
- MICU with Shands Hospital
- Outpatient Pediatrics
- Senior OB Night Float
- Behavioral Health / Hospice
- Family Medicine / Home Visits
- Pediatrics ER at Wolfson Hospital
- Sports Medicine at Mayport BMC
- Trauma at Shands Hospital
- Impatient Medicine
- Senior Night Float
prospective residents, thank you for considering our Family Medicine
Naval Hospital Jacksonville (NHJ) located along the beautiful banks of the
St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, is home to the Jax Family Medicine
It is the oldest and largest residency program in the Navy. Established
in 1963 as a General Practice Residency Training Program and revamped in 1969 to
reflect the emergence of the Family Practice movement, our program was one of
the first to be accredited in the country.
Jax Family Medicine, as it is called today, has a solid tradition of
graduating outstanding Family Physicians who practice the full spectrum of
Family Medicine from delivering newborns to caring for our oldest patients and
everyone in between.
Our highly-qualified faculty maintains an outstanding commitment to resident
education, making it a highly supportive place to learn. Our goal is to prepare
you to be a caring, compassionate leader who will make a difference in the
military communities you serve.
The JFMRP curriculum includes specialized training that is rooted in
evidence-based medicine with an emphasis on health promotion and disease
prevention. During specialty rotations through multiple disciplines, our
residents are taught to perform a wide array of procedures. These include
minor surgeries such as neonatal circumcisions and vasectomies, as well as minor
skin procedures, colposcopies, exercise treadmills and Advanced Trauma Life
Support protocols among many others.
Residents are an integral part of the health care team that puts the patient
at the team’s center for improved communication, patient compliance and better
outcomes. In addition, our commitment to service excellence instills
patient trust, loyalty and satisfaction.
Upon graduation, our Family Physicians competently provide medical care to
patients of all ages, anytime, anywhere. Whether it be at a Naval Military
Treatment Facility, on the battlefield or assisting with disaster relief, our
graduates are prepared for every challenge.
Our Family Physicians do more
things and go more places than any other specialists in the Navy.
We invite you to navigate our Web site to learn more about our exceptional
program. Please arrange an interview if you are considering us for residency
training. Better yet, come join us for a medical student rotation and see why
we think JFMRP is the Navy’s premier Family Medicine residency program.
Thank you for considering us. We pride ourselves in providing a challenging
and fun learning environment. I invite you to come check us out.
All the best,
James W. Keck, M.D., MBA, FAAFP
CDR, MC, USN
To develop compassionate and highly competent Family
Physicians who deliver comprehensive, family-centered health care anytime,
To be the Navy's premier Family Medicine residency program by
selecting and educating highly qualified residents and graduating exceptional
Family Medicine Physicians
- No competing residencies
Up to 13 residents in each year
group. Residents are the front-line providers throughout the hospital.
- Full spectrum of family medicine
A group of energetic, caring faculty who practice the. Four OB Fellowship,
cesarean section trained faculty; two faculty development fellowship trained
- Advanced Senior OB Curriculum
for a third year resident to get credentialed in performing cesarean
- A leader in information technology
All residents receive laptop computers and PDAs; one of the only Navy
healthcare facilities with a wireless network, accessed with laptops throughout
the hospital. Residents can access the hospital’s electronic medical record and
intranet remotely from home.
- A leader in scholarly activity
countless publications in peer reviewed journals from residents and
faculty. Member of the Family Physicians Inquiry Network (FPIN) and the Primary
care Evaluation And Research Learning (PEARL) Network
- Outstanding experiences
in the NICU, MICU, Trauma and Pediatric ED at University of Florida Shands,
All required rotations are at Naval Hospital Jacksonville or
local tertiary care facilities. (jax.shands.org/)and
Wolfson Children’s hospital (www.wolfsonchildrens.org/).
- Robust Continuing Medical Education (CME) program
every Thursday afternoon is dedicated CME conference time for the
residents. A strong emphasis is placed on active learning and
- The third largest patient population in the Navy
providing high volume training experience with a broad spectrum of
- Annual resident retreat
and regular team building with on-one-one mentoring by faculty to foster a
collegial, positive work environment
- Emphasis on Information Mastery
Life-long learning and Evidence Based Medicine