Transitional Year

The WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center’s Transitional Year Residency Program offers a well-balanced program of graduate medical education in multiple clinical disciplines designed to facilitate the choice of and preparation for a specific specialty, including specialties requiring a year of fundamental clinical education as a prerequisite. Our Transitional Year Program will also provide clinical education for those medical school graduates planning to serve in public health organizations or those who desire or need to acquire at least one year of fundamental clinical education before entering administrative medicine or non-clinical research.

Curriculum & Requirements

The Transitional Year will provide 12 months of training that encompasses the medical competencies necessary to function as an optimal health care provider.

Evidence-based patient care, medical knowledge, Practice based learning, interpersonal and communication skills, System-based practices and Professionalism are incorporated into didactic learning and hands-on experience education you will receive at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center. Gain valuable exposure in areas like population health, quality of care, medical ethics.

Learn to practice seeing patients as part of our highly successful Accountable Care Organization (ACO), which has been recognized as a national leader for substantial cost-savings and improved patient outcomes.

Our residency education was developed with the learner in mind; our community-based medical center has many extraordinary teachers and mentors and we are dedicated, not only to our patients, but to your personal and professional development.

Gain valuable exposure in internal medicine with pathway options in:

  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Opthalmology
  • OB/GYN
  • Dermatology

Electives may include:

  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Hematology
  • Pathology
  • Many more