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Transitional Year Residency Program

Indiana University School of Medicine | Methodist Hospital

The Indiana University School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Transitional Year Residency program 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.

The Transitional Year Residency has prepared physicians for advanced specialty training for over 35 years. Successful applicants value the clinical foundation provided by the Transitional Year and share the program's emphasis on individual resident development. Residents enjoy a balanced clinical curriculum, outstanding employee benefits, and the supportive learning environment fostered by IU Health and IU School of Medicine.

Learning Opportunities

The curriculum of the Transitional Year Residency is well-rounded with exposure to a wide variety of patients, conditions and practice settings. Residents benefit from the guidance of IU School of Medicine’s outstanding clinical faculty, who are practicing physicians at IU Health.

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Promoting Well-being

The Transitional Year Residency emphasizes physician well-being and individual professional development. Residents participate in several program elements that are designed to teach skills and healthy habits that promote well-being and career longevity. Outside of clinical learning, residents enjoy the charm, culture and convenience of living in Indianapolis.

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Resident Family

The Transitional Year Residency attracts trainees with a variety of backgrounds and interests and from a wide array of medical schools. A large network of residency alumni practice across the country and here at IU School of Medicine.

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Join the Team

The Transitional Year Residency offers 15 positions each year. All positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) Main Match. Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). 

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Program Director
14823-Pitre, Cory

Cory Pitre, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

"The Transitional Year provides broad exposure to clinical experiences and professional skills—a bedrock on which trainees can build a successful, sustainable career in medicine."

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Associate Program Director
6874-Ladd, Lauren

Lauren Ladd, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences

“Learning to be a physician—accountable for the health of others—is challenging. As it did for me, this Transitional Year residency program continues to provide the support and rigor to ensure success in that transformation.”

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IU School of Medicine

The Transitional Year Residency is a proud part of the IU School of Medicine community.