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Transitional Year Residency Curriculum

Internal Medicine 8 Weeks
4 Weeks
Broadlawns Medical Center
Pediatrics 4 Weeks
4 Weeks
Surgery 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Family Medicine 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
OB/GYN 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Electives 16 Weeks (See Below)
Vacation 3 Weeks  
Total 12 Months  

Transitional Year Medicine Continuity Clinic: ½ day per week

Vacation - Transitional Year: Three weeks of vacation (Monday through Sunday) are scheduled for first-year residents.


During the Transitional Year Residency, residents spend 4 scheduling blocks in elective rotations in the areas of their special interest. Currently the program offers electives in:

Adolescent Medicine, Anesthesia, Cardiology - CCU, Dental, Dermatology, Endocrine, Hematology/Oncology, ICU, Imaging Services, Inpatient Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Ortho (Adult/Peds), Outpatient IM, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Physical Medicine, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Surgery

Additional Certifications and Training:

In addition to the required and elective rotations, Transitional Year Residents will participate in a series of procedural certifications and training opportunities throughout the residency program.

These include: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advance Trauma Life Support.

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