The Transitional Year Experience

Program Experience

  • Monthly TY meetings
  • Wellness retreats, patient-centered care projects, leadership and research opportunities add to the overall experience.
  • Small, close-knit residency where the Transitional Year Residents are treated the same as categorical residents in all specialties they rotate through and carry the same responsibilities as categorical residents.
  • A place to grow and become a lifelong learner in a supportive and nurturing environment with a focus on becoming the best physician and person possible.

Competency-Based Medical Education

  • Through individual mentoring our program promotes your personal and professional growth.
  • Dedicated TY Clinical Competence Committee to guide residents on their PGY-1 journey using competency-based educational outcomes including TY milestones, additional experiential assessment, and feedback.
  • TY Program Evaluation Committee that focuses on TY Program educational objectives, process, and compliance
  • Quarterly program director meetings with attention to personal and individually derived SMART goals.
  • Meaningful and deliberate educational experience during one of the most challenging years of your learning/working career

Didactic Teaching and Conferences

Monthly TY Education Conference: Once a month the TY residents gather to provide feedback about the program and to share personal experiences and tips for success. During this session we conduct the business of the TY program and each resident presents their patient-centered care project. Additional topics of interest for all TYs such as patient safety and quality cases, diversity, equity and inclusion topics and professional development resources are regardless of specialty.

  • Weekly – Noon conferences, Grand Rounds

Additional Educational Enhancements:

  • EBM experience
  • M+M conferences
  • Patient-Centered Care Project
  • Emergency Medicine curriculum interdisciplinary/ interdepartmental
  • VA urgent care and ED direct observation shifts
  • Narrative medicine experience
  •  Effectiveness data – Pediatric and adult EM follow-ups, urgent care patient variety/volume
  • Teaching to Teach curriculum

Research and Academics (Examples)

We encourage research and other scholarship. Research electives are available, and we work closely with advanced programs to establish ties early in your training in your area of interest. Examples of recent TY scholarly productivity include articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, national oral and poster abstract sessions, national specialty travel scholarships, Patient-Centered Care Projects and PSQI projects, Medicine and Surgery departmental M+M case presentations, and more.

TY Well-Being

  • Fall and Spring Well-being Retreats
  • Monthly TY Education Conference
  • Patient Centered Care Projects –individually selected topics
  • #Group Me account – Additional wellness/learning opportunities
  • A note on…Training in a Pandemic