The Transitional Year Residency Program at Mount Carmel is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and offers four positions.
The program has a strong history of training residents prior to entry into specialty training in many areas, such as radiology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, and military medicine. For those residents who are undecided on a choice of specialty, the transitional year residency program provides a broad range of excellent training experiences, including active participation in patient care and teaching conferences and an opportunity for self-study. Transitional Year residents are fully integrated into the teaching program and work closely with categorical residents in internal medicine & surgery. Responsibilities and authority for patient care in the inpatient and outpatient settings are identical to that of their categorical peers.
Transitional Year graduates possess a solid knowledge base and are well-prepared to progress professionally. Many Transitional Year graduates return to Mount Carmel and become members of the teaching faculty or Medical Staff following completion of specialty training.
Eight months of core medical rotations are required by the ACGME for all Transitional Year residents. These include general internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, general surgery, and ambulatory. Aside from these requirements, residents may elect rotations in internal medicine subspecialties, anesthesiology, and radiology. Transitional Year residents are regarded as peers on all services and are given responsibility and authority commensurate with their skills and educational goals.