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