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 that precedes advanced residencies in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Preventive Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, or Military Medicine. Residents who participate in the IU School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency 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 outstanding patient care, professionalism and professional sustainability—based on the belief that a balanced clinical experience best prepares physicians to care for patients in any discipline. With a patient care curriculum that is grounded in well-rounded clinical experience, the Transitional Year Residency Program puts each physician at the bedside with a wide range of patients, conditions and practice settings. Residents are encouraged to broaden their clinical knowledge base by working with a variety of disciplines.

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 program requirements include 28 weeks of fundamental clinical skills that must include four weeks each of Emergency Medicine, Adult Hospitalist Medicine, Adult Critical Care, and an Ambulatory Medicine experience. The fundamental clinical skills rotations must be taken in the primary specialties of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, or Family Medicine. Explore the Transitional Year Residency Program curriculum.

Fourteen 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). To expedite the application process, interested candidates should submit their ERAS application between September 15th and November 1st, including a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, a Dean’s letter, medical school transcript, and USMLE/COMLEX transcript.

The Indiana University School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency at Methodist Hospital (formerly the Methodist Hospital Transitional Year Residency) began at Methodist Hospital as a rotating internship in 1901. The program was initially ACGME-accredited in 1983 and has received continued accreditation ever since. Both Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health support the residency.