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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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Program Aim

To develop healthcare leaders who are well prepared to enter advanced residency training by teaching foundational practice skills and fundamental elements of high-quality, multidisciplinary health care delivery.

Core Clinical Rotations

The clinical curriculum consists of 13 four-week blocks. Each resident completes the core clinical rotations and a five-rotation specialty track aimed at advanced residency preparation. 

 Emergency Medicine 2 blocks
 Family Medicine Clinic longitudinal
 Internal Medicine Clinic 1 block
 Internal Medicine Hospitalist 2 blocks
 Pediatrics Hospitalist 1 block
 Medical ICU 1 block
 Radiology-Quality-Safety 1 block
 Specialty Track Electives 5 blocks

Specialty Tracks for PGY-2 Preparation

  • Anesthesiology
    Medical ICU (2nd rotation)
    Cardiology
    Toxicology
    Anesthesiology
    Neurology or Pain Clinic
  • Dermatology
    Dermatology Clinic
    Dermatopathology
    Infectious Diseases
    Allergy, Asthma, Immunology 
    Plastic Surgery
  • Neurology
    Cardiology 
    Toxicology 
    Palliative Care
    Neurology
    Infectious Diseases
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    General Surgery
    Orthopaedics
    Neurology
    Palliative Care
    PM&R or Pain Clinic
  • Radiation Oncology
    Palliative Care
    Oncology Clinic
    Pathology 
    Radiation Oncology
    Neurology
  • Radiology
    General Surgery 
    Pathology Autopsy 
    Orthopedics 
    Neurology
    Radiology
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37 years of continuous ACGME program accreditation
112 years of graduate medical education at Methodist Hospital

Didactic Curriculum

The Transitional Year Residency hosts a multifaceted didactic curriculum that supplements clinical learning experiences. Didactic discussions focus on a wide range of topics in the following domains:

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Ethics of practice
  • Professional sustainability
  • Physician wellbeing

Residents are also invited to attend a wide array of didactics from affiliated clinical service lines and academic departments at IU School of Medicine.

Learning Environment

Based at IU Health Methodist Hospital and a part of IU Health’s academic health center in downtown Indianapolis, the Transitional Year Residency has maintained an enduring partnership with Methodist Hospital.

Residents benefit from training in the supportive learning environment fostered by both IU Health and IU School of Medicine. The Transitional Year Residency is supported by several other IU School of Medicine residency programs and by numerous IU Health clinical service lines.

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COVID-19 Response

Transitional Year residents have proudly served patients through the viral pandemic. Clinical services and faculty continue to involve Transitional Year residents in patient care on all typical rotations, and the current practice climate has even generated new resident learning opportunities.

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Transitional Year operations and clinical learning have been largely unaffected thanks to a strong commitment to resident education from IU School of Medicine and IU Health.