Graduate Medical Education

Transitional Year Residency Program

The Indiana University School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency program at Methodist Hospital is a one-year program that serves as the clinical base year prior to advanced residencies in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Diagnostic or Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Radiation Oncology.

Based at IU Health Methodist Hospital and a part of IU Health’s Academic Health Center in downtown Indianapolis, the IU School of Medicine Transitional Year residency has maintained ACGME accreditation since 1983 and a partnership with Methodist Hospital since 1908. Residents in this program come from many different medical schools throughout the United States and become specialists in many different fields.

Educational Focus

The program’s educational focus is to teach future subspecialists foundational skills in medicine and to develop healthcare leaders who are well-prepared to enter advanced residency training. Successful applicants value the strong clinical foundation and emphasis on individual resident development provided by the Transitional Year.

Program Leadership

Cory Pitre, MD

Cory Pitre, MD

Program Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Lauren Ladd, MD

Lauren Ladd, MD

Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Program Details

Transitional Year residents experience a multi-disciplinary clinical core curriculum coupled with specialty-specific curriculum tracks aimed at preparation for advanced residency. The clinical core curriculum includes rotations in Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics.

Fifteen positions are available each year in the IU School of Medicine Transitional Year Program at Methodist Hospital, and all positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The residency accepts applications via ERAS from September 15 to November 15. To complete the application process, interested candidates should submit their application through ERAS, including submission of a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, a Dean’s letter, medical school transcript, and USMLE/COMLEX transcript.