The one-year transitional medicine residency program has a flexible curriculum that provides residents with a strong academic and clinical foundation to meet their specific requirements.
Rotations in internal medicine, emergency medicine, ambulatory primary care and surgery are required. The option of electives gives residents the opportunity to gain experience in other areas including rotations in gynecology, radiology, anesthesia, pathology, medical and surgical subspecialties and neurology.
Considered active members of each rotation, transitional year residents perform all the duties and have the same responsibilities as all other PGY-I residents on the particular service. Transitional residents are also expected to participate in regularly scheduled educational conferences, such as Noon Conference and Grand Rounds.
Residents rotate through two hospitals - Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital - where they encounter a diverse patient population that offers a highly varied learning experience. The ambulatory primary care rotation is offered at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, in a new facility that was opened in 2011. In addition to a state-of-the-art electronic medical records system, this facility also incorporates the Medical Home model of primary care delivery and coordination.