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.
WellStar Kennestone Hospital is a 633-bed community hospital that continually earns its distinction as a “Top 100” hospital with ongoing investment in new technologies like Georgia’s first CyberKnife®, TomoTherapy® and da Vinci® robotic surgical systems. It is a Level II Trauma Center Providing Full-Service Emergency Care, Accredited Chest Pain Center with Dedicated Chest Pain Observation Unit, Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, full complement of outpatient, inpatient and specialty services.
Transitional Year Program at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing a well-balanced curriculum to the resident physicians pursuing specialties including, but not limited to, Dermatology, Interventional Radiology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Radiation-Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and more.
It offers a series of conferences, including three times a week noon conferences and intern reports; weekly board review sessions; monthly Journal Club; quarterly Mortality, Morbidity and Improvement; as well as quarterly Quality Improvement conferences. Additionally, a two-month Quality Improvement curriculum will be required for all Transitional Year residents. We will also encourage and help facilitate any research activities that the residents may wish to pursue. It is our desire to recruit candidates with excellent medical school training, strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities, from diverse cultural and educational background.
The Transitional Year 12-month curriculum includes seven months of fundamental clinical skills rotations as follows:
An additional five months of elective rotations from the accompanying list are required.
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Electives may include:
Our salary and benefits program reflects our concern for the resident who has a life, not just a medical degree. Residents enjoy the same top-tier benefits offered to other WellStar Health System employees, and your health and wellness is a top priority. We’ve got people and programs to help you stay healthy, stay focused and not get overwhelmed.
Singular Concierge Services
Vacation and Incidental Sick Time
Group Long Term Disability (LTD)
Supplemental Individual Disability Insurance
Short Term Disability (STD)
Qualified Pension Plan (defined benefit plan)
Supplemental Retirement Savings Plan (403(b) defined contribution plan)
Eligible Deferred Compensation Plan (457b)
Medical Plan (High Deductible Health Plan Options)
Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, Vision, Accident, Critical Illness and Permanent Life Insurance
Thank you for your interest in the WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center’s Residency Program. It is our mission to create an exceptional and personalized training environment for people interested in serving patients as internists – whether as generalists or subspecialists – in order to provide the highest quality of care for our community.
Our interview season will run from mid-October through mid-January. Applications will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and any interested individual must be registered to participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP); no program positions will be offered outside of the NRMP.
Our application deadline is December 1st, of the interview year; applications not submitted (and complete) by this date will not be considered for review by the residency selection committee. The program’s residency selection committee will review the ERAS applications and interview offers will be extended based on the applicant’s overall portfolio. Interview invitations will be issued only through the ERAS post office to the applicant’s e-mail address, as indicated on the ERAS application. Available interviews will be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis.
Please note that the required information, including letters of recommendation be in English; non-translated documents will not be accepted. Only applicants who satisfy the above requirements will be considered for an interview. Interviewees will be evaluated based on medical school performance, letters of recommendation, board examination scores, personal statement, and their overall interview performance.
WellStar Health System, including the WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with regards to a person’s ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.