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Transitional Year Residency Program at The Medical Center

Graduates of the Transitional Year Residency Program at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia leave with excellent inpatient and outpatient skills on their way to specialty training.

Transitional Year residents work intimately with the Family Medicine residents at The Medical Center during 13 four-week rotations that are completed in the intern year—of which nine are done in concert with Family Medicine residents. For the remaining four rotations, the Transitional interns complete three electives and an Emergency Medicine rotation.

Transitional Year Curriculum

Emergency Medicine 4 weeks
Obstetrics/Gynecology 4 weeks
Pediatrics 4 weeks
Electives 12 weeks
General Surgery 12 weeks
Internal Medicine 16 weeks

Transitional Year Residency Program and Rotating Internship Experience

An excellent longitudinal ambulatory experience is built into the Transitional experience within the Family Medicine Center and affiliated long term care facilities. This experience has been recognized as a "Notable Practice" by ACGME. Here they have the opportunity to see patients alongside the Family Medicine faculty to master healthcare maintenance, in addition to chronic and acute problems.

The primary care approach is a beneficial byproduct of the Transitional Program’s close relationship to the Family Medicine Residency Program. Over the years, there have been many Transitional Year residents who have opted to stay at The Medical Center and complete the Family Medicine Residency.

If you’re interested in a high quality internship experience, we invite you to investigate the Transitional Year Program at The Medical Center.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.