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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.

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Fifteen positions for this program are available each year, and all positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program. The residency accepts applications via ERAS from September 15 through November 15. For program details or information about applying, email Cynthia Murdock, program coordinator.

Application Process

Program Leadership

14823-Pitre, Cory

Cory J. Pitre, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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6874-Ladd, Lauren

Lauren M. Ladd, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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Program Details

  • Application
    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.
  • Curriculum
    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.