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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 patient care skills as well as skills and attitudes that foster both career sustainability in Medicine and healthcare leadership.

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 1 block
 Specialty Track Electives 5 blocks

Specialty Tracks for PGY-2 Preparation

  • Anesthesiology
    Medical ICU (2nd rotation)
    Neurology or Pain Clinic
  • Dermatology
    Dermatology Clinic
    Infectious Diseases
    Allergy, Asthma, Immunology 
    Plastic Surgery
  • Neurology
    Palliative Care
    Infectious Diseases
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    General Surgery
    Palliative Care
    PM&R or Pain Clinic
  • Radiation Oncology
    Palliative Care
    Oncology Clinic
    Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
    General Surgery 
    Pathology Autopsy 
30+ partner clinical services and academic departments
38 years of continuous ACGME program accreditation
113 years of graduate medical education at Methodist Hospital

Didactic Curriculum

The Transitional Year Residency hosts a multifaceted didactic and simulation curriculum that supplements clinical learning experiences. Interactive sessions focus on a wide range of topics in the following domains:
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health equity
  • Ethics
  • Safety and quality
  • Wellbeing and self-awareness
  • Reflective practice

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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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.