Transitional Year
The 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 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.
Diverse and capable
Transitional Year Program is dedicated to providing a well-balanced curriculum to the resident physicians pursuing specialties including, but not limited to, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Interventional Radiology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Radiation-Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 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.

Fundamental Clinical Skills Rotation

  • Inpatient Wards (2-3 months)
  • Chest Pain Observation (up to 1 month)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 month)
  • Ambulatory Services (1 month)
  • Intensive Care Unit (1-2 months)
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An additional five months of elective rotations are required.

Electives may include:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Ethics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Palliative Care
  • Pathology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Vascular Surgery
Leadership & House Staff
How to Apply
We invite you to submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 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; 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.

Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Rosa Gomez.