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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, 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:

  • No failures on any step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
  • At least three letters of recommendation should come from individuals you have worked with who can attest to your capabilities, personality and skills.
  • Applicants will be highly qualified and have a CV that includes volunteer service and academic experience and demonstrates a commitment to providing medical care to all patients and populations. 
  • Personal statements are required.

The program recognizes that no application process is perfect and that each person is a unique individual, so a holistic review process will be used that takes account of individual circumstances, barriers and accomplishments as a whole. USMLE test scores and medical school grades are considered, but other factors play an important role in determining whether applicants will be successful within the program.

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program identification number: 9994800133

National Resident Matching Program code: 1793999P0 

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.