The Transitional Year Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Health Center has recently been re-established in 2004, with its inaugural class having graduated in June 2007. The program, which currently has approval for four residency positions, is co-sponsored by the Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs, both of which are long-standing, fully-accredited programs within the institution.
The purpose and objective of the Transitional Year Program is to provide a well-balanced graduate medical educational program, both clinical and didactic, in multiple disciplines, which is designed to facilitate the choice of and/or preparation for a specific specialty.Sample Rotation Schedule
This year is designed to fulfill the post-graduate medical education needs of those graduates who have either:
1. Chosen a career specialty for which the categorical program has, as a prerequisite, one year of fundamental clinical education; or
2. Not yet made a career choice or specialty selection and desire a broad-based year to assist them in making that decision; or
3. Are planning to serve in organizations such as the public health service or on active duty in the military as general medical officers or primary flight/undersea medicine physicians prior to completing a residency in graduate medical education; or
4. Desire or need to acquire a year of fundamental clinical education prior to entering into a career path such as administrative medicine or non-clinical research.
The duration of the Transitional Year Program is one year. The curriculum is outlined on the curriculum page. AGCME Transitional Year Program Requirements
For questions or information, please contact:Larissa McElrath, Program Coordinator