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Curriculum

  • Residents can request to do away electives, but this must be approved by the program director and the Dell Med Graduate Medical Education office.
  • Thursday afternoons are reserved for required Transitional Residency program didactics.
  • Residents must also attend the scheduled didactics on the service where they are rotating.
  • Resident quality improvement projects and research are required.

The principal goal of the Transitional Residency is to provide a well-balanced program of graduate medical education in multiple clinical disciplines designed to facilitate the choice of, and/or preparation for, a specific specialty. The curriculum provides a grounding in basic medicine, knowledge of critical situations and their management and perspective on a chosen specialty and its subspecialties.

Curriculum Components

The curriculum consists of 13 block rotations each lasting four weeks. The rotations may change slightly from year to year but will be similar to the following list:

2 Blocks: Internal medicine wards
1 Block: Pediatric wards
1 Block: Pediatric emergency medicine
1 Block: Surgery (trauma service)
1 Block: Critical care (SICU)
1 Block: Emergency medicine
1 Block: Neurology or psychiatry
1 Block: Ambulatory experience
4 Blocks: Electives (includes one required research elective block)

All rotations occur at Dell Seton Medical Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, as well as at a variety of private specialty physicians’ offices.

Residents can request to do away electives, but this must be approved by the program director and the Graduate Medical Education office.

Thursday afternoons are reserved for required Transitional Residency program didactics. Residents must also attend the scheduled didactics on the service where they are rotating.

Resident quality-improvement projects and research are required.