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Access curriculum information about the IU School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Transitional Year Residency Program.

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.

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 1 block
 Internal Medicine Clinic 1 block
 Internal Medicine Hospitalist 2 blocks
 Medical ICU 1 block
 Pediatrics Hospitalist 1 block
 Specialty Track Electives 5 blocks

Specialty Tracks for PGY-2 Preparation

Medical ICU (2nd rotation)
Pain Clinic or Medical Toxicology

Allergy, Asthma, Immunology
Dermatopathology or Radiology 
Infectious Diseases 
Plastic Surgery

Palliative Care
Infectious Diseases

Cardiology or Neurology
General Surgery
Pain Clinic or Palliative Care or PM&R
Orthopedics or Radiology
Palliative Care

Palliative Care
Radiation Oncology or Radiology

General Surgery 
Pathology Autopsy
Radiology 1
Radiology 2

30+ partner clinical services and academic departments
40 years of continuous ACGME program accreditation
115 years of graduate medical education at Methodist Hospital

Didactics and Simulations

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
  • Interprofessional patient care
  • Ethics
  • Safety and quality
  • Professional development

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 are a product of the strong commitment to resident education from IU School of Medicine and IU Health.