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.
The Transitional Year Residency program at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is an exciting, flexible curriculum for those entering their first post-graduate year after medical school. The overall goal of the Transitional Residency program is to provide interns with a well rounded, balanced curriculum that will prepare them for a variety of Categorical programs. The program represents the integration of basic physiology and pharmacology pertinent to the inpatient or outpatient setting, providing for the diagnosis and clinical management of the severely ill patient as well as the technical skills needed in a variety of disciplines.
The Transitional Year program accepts six residents each year through the NRMP. The program may serve as an independent but required part of a categorical program such as ophthalmology, radiology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, physical medicine, etc. It may be required for medical school graduates who plan to enter the military as medical officers. Although the majority of our residents have definite plans for a categorical residency, we do accept applicants who need another year to decide upon career plans.
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.
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St. Joseph’s Transitional Residency offers competitive benefits for its residents.
The Transitional Year Residency program at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is an exciting, flexible curriculum for those entering their first post-graduate year after medical school.
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