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Transitional Year Residency

The Transitional Year Program is an exciting, flexible curriculum for those entering their first post-graduate year after medical school. Our main goal is to build a solid foundation in clinical medicine. The program assists the physician in broadening his or her medical education in preparation for a categorical program.


Accreditation is granted by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which monitors structure, staffing, curricula and facilities in a Transitional Year Residency program. The Transitional Year Residency program at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center is fully accredited by the ACGME. We are very proud of this accomplishment and continue to review and revise our program regularly to ensure excellence.

The Family Medicine Residency program is the principal sponsor of the Transitional Year Residency program. The second sponsor is the Emergency Medicine Residency program at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The Transitional Year Program Committee is comprised of sponsoring program directors, the Family Medicine chief residents, a transitional resident, administration and other representatives. They meet on a regular basis to monitor resident education and ensure compliance with ACGME standards. 

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  • 2018 - 2019 Contract Draft (pdf)