Graduate Medical Education

Transitional Year Residency - Anderson

Transitional Year Residency - Anderson

Welcome to the St. Luke’s Transitional Year Residency - Anderson Campus. While we are a new program, we are part of a vast Network that is home to multiple hospitals, a medical school and a rich and storied legacy of graduate medical education. Our sponsoring program is the Internal Medicine program here at Anderson campus; you will gain significant exposure and experience in Internal Medicine during your time here. The Transitional Year Program is also proud to be a part of a unique collaborative effort in conjunction with the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Radiology through the creation of a combined-four year and five year programs respectively.

The goal of St. Luke’s Transitional Year Residency Program at Anderson is to provide a strong foundation in the care of patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. After finishing this program, the transitional year resident will have amassed a solid fund of knowledge regarding the evaluation and treatment of hospitalized patients, as well as management of common ambulatory based medical issues seen by a primary care internist. In addition, the transitional year resident will have learned about preventative medicine and health maintenance; s/he will also gain appreciation and exposure to Lifestyle Medicine and its important role in the treatment of many chronic medical conditions.

Our trainees who choose this year are seeking a preparatory year before entering other residency training. Others are looking for a broad-based clinical year to help them to decide which field of medicine they would like to pursue. Strengths of our program include: flexible elective time with a wide choice of clinical experiences; individual tailoring of the resident's curriculum to suit his/her long-term career goals; a strong educational environment with dedicated faculty; the opportunity to interact with residents/fellows from other programs; excellent ambulatory training in a faculty practice; and the opportunity to learn using interactive conferences, web-based learning and simulation.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to train and educate future physicians to obtain the necessary medical knowledge, acquire the necessary skills and clinical acumen, and develop the humanistic qualities and attitudes needed to provide integrated and comprehensive care for the adolescent, adult and geriatric populations in our community.

There are four other additional components to our mission:

  • We seek into instill in our residents an insatiable curiosity for medicine and patient care as well as the continued motivation to foster that curiosity during their residency training and for the rest of their lives. The learning does not stop after residency training; as doctors the learning never stops.
  • We want to teach our patients to “help themselves” as well as continuing to foster that self-motivation in our patients. Part of the “art” of medicine, is not only being an effective communicator, but also part teacher, part coach, and part motivator.
  • We want to foster an environment of physician wellness and humanity. What does this mean? We are human beings first, doctors second. In addition to being doctors, we are husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, and even caregivers. No resident in our program will ever do a 24-hour call.
  • We seek to instill accountability for ourselves and for each other. In our program, the care of patients is a team- based effort. We are accountable to ourselves and to one another.


Collaboration, Personalized Training and Patient Care

One aspect of not only the Transitional Year Program, but of all the residency programs here at Anderson Campus is the collaborative nature of the residency programs. During your time here, you will have the opportunity to work with Internal Medicine residents, but also residents in Family Medicine, Neurology, Behavioral Health, Dermatology, and Emergency Medicine. We are a campus whose educational efforts, residency training, and patient care are entwined with one another. We believe that this is one aspect that makes us unique among programs: the integration of our training. You will have the opportunity to directly interact with many of these wonderful people during your training.

This is a friendly and supportive environment – the medical staff, but also those of us involved in graduate medical education are committed to fostering an environment where questions are welcomed, and anyone is more than willing to help in any way possible.