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Application Details

The Transitional Residency program is a one-year residency designed for medical school graduates who have chosen a specialty that requires a general residency internship as a prerequisite.


Applicants to the Transitional Residency program must also be applying to advanced training programs in anesthesiology, dermatology, diagnostic radiology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology or physical medicine and rehabilitation when they match into the program. U.S. clinical experience (with no gaps in medical training of more than one year) is required.

International/foreign medical graduates must be green-card holders and be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. They also must have graduated in the past five years.

Application Procedure

All applications must be filed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and all applicants must register with the National Resident Matching Program. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 15.

All applications received through ERAS will be screened and reviewed, but positions will not be offered outside of the match. If you are chosen for an interview or if the program needs additional information or documentation, you will be contacted via email. Please do not call to inquire about the status of your application.

The program’s preferred qualifications include:

  • Scores of 220 and above on each step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
  • No failures on any step of the USMLE.
  • At least three letters of recommendation should come from individuals you have worked with who can attest to your capabilities, personality and skills.
  • Personal statements are required.

Interview Process

Applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted by email. Interviews will take place between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. Interviewees will meet with both the program director and associate program director, tour the facilities and have lunch with the program’s current residents.