The purpose of the Transitional Residency program is to help the physician broaden his or her medical education in preparation for a categorical program. Built on a framework of required courses defined by the ACGME, our program offers a myriad of electives tailored to fit your needs! Our Transitional Year program is oriented toward the education of our residents and not to service the hospital.
The ACGME requires 24 weeks of disciplines offering fundamental clinical skills on clinical services where they work directly with more senior residents in ACGME accredited programs. Attending physicians or senior residents are available at all times on site. As directed by the ACGME, four weeks of emergency medicine is required as is an ambulatory care experience.
Night call is on an every fourth night (or less) basis, with the following day off after rounds. Night call is not required on most electives. Each resident's patient census is limited to 8 cases.
We stress the art of medicine as well as the science. Practical and didactic sessions are held on medical ethics, interviewing techniques, body language, non-verbal communication, economic realities in prescribing patient care, journal reviews, library searches, house officer/student presentations, CPCs and medical grand rounds. We have ample ancillary services (IV team, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, social services, etc.) to help ensure your attendance at most conferences.
We encourage residents to become skilled in procedures. There is opportunity to perform lumbar punctures, bone marrows, central IV access lines, endotracheal intubations, arterial lines, etc. Senior residents or attendings are required to supervise these procedures to ensure proper procedural skills.