The Transitional Year Residency provides an outstanding 1-year training experience at a Harvard teaching hospital right outside of Boston, MA.
This experience is designed to give our residents a solid foundation in clinical medicine that will prepare them for any future training program. Residents will have the advantages of training in a community hospital setting, while being part of the larger Harvard Medical School Academic community.
Our patient population is the highlight of our training program. Cambridge Health Alliance serves a very diverse population, and residents enjoy the opportunity to take care of patients from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. PGY 1 residents take primary responsibility for their patients while being closely supervised by senior residents and attendings.
Rotations include inpatient medicine, critical care, ambulatory medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, elective, vacation. All residents participate in quality improvement projects. A wide selection of electives gives our trainees the opportunity to tailor their experience to meet individual learning needs.
Our Transitional Residency is very closely intertwined with our Internal Medicine Training Program. Medical and transitional residents work together on teams, share schedules, patients, teachers and in fact the whole training experience.
The curriculum for each rotation emphasizes the six ACGME competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, Interpersonal and Communication Skills and Systems Based Practice. Our program emphasizes frequent feedback and evaluation so that residents are ensured to have a solid training experience.
Faculty are dedicated to housestaff training and professional development. The small size of the program offers the advantage of individualized teaching and mentoring. The training experience is enhanced by small group teaching, problem based learning, bedside teaching and didactic lectures. Extensive hospital-based and on-line resources are available for self-directed learning.
Our program attracts highly dedicated candidates with excellent academic records and diverse interests. Housestaff have a strong collegial spirit, and lifelong friendships often develop during this intense training experience. Graduating Transitional Year residents leave with a wonderful sense of accomplishment, personal and professional growth, and remain connected to us in spirit as they move on to pursue their further careers.