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Graduate Medical Education


Transitional Year Residency - Anderson

The curriculum will include aspects focused on nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, and sleep management for both patients and residents.

Transitional year residents have three – 4 week blocks of elective time in which they can select to rotate in gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonary, infectious disease, cardiology, radiology, anesthesia, orthopedics, general surgery, geriatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, palliative care, and/ or other elective choices based on your interests, career goals, and discussion with the program director.


The Transitional Year curriculum will mirror of PGY1 Internal Medicine curriculum such that your training consists of 13 – 4 week blocks to include:

  • 5 blocks of inpatient medicine,
  • 1 block night medicine (2 two-week blocks)
  • 1 block of critical care (unless 2 blocks are required by next specialty)
  • 1 block of emergency medicine
  • 1 block of outpatient medicine
  • 1 block of cardiology
  • 3 blocks of selectives/electives
    • 1 blocks of Internal medicine selectives: including cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonary, hematology/oncology
    • 2 blocks of electives: including dermatology, general surgery, Palliative Care/Hospice, PM&R, orthopedic surgery, radiology, anesthesiology and /or neurology. We will work to help you tailor your elective rotation choices based on career goals and areas of interest.
    • 3 weeks of vacation will be included in your elective/selective time.

During your training, in addition to the traditional “core” Transitional Year based rotations described above, you will also have the opportunity to be exposed to a new field of medicine, Lifestyle Medicine.

Why is this important? The cost of health care, at its current rate, will soon become unsustainable. The paradigm by which we approach and treat many health conditions needs to change. In addition to treating chronic illness, we want to promote chronic wellness. The importance of nutrition and lifestyle change is not only vital in the treatment of chronic illness, but also for the promotion of general health.

To that end, principles of Lifestyle Medicine will be incorporated during your residency training. For more information, visit Lifestyle Medicine Program and Curriculum.