Transitional Year


Resident shall demonstrate attainment in the following core competencies during the residency training:

  1. Medical knowledge
  2. Patient care
  3. Interpersonal communication skills
  4. Professionalism
  5. Practice-based learning and improvement
  6. Systems-based practice

The Transitional Year Internship Program is a one-year training experience that allows interns to fulfill the clinical prerequisite for specialty training. Three of the TRI positions are linked to the Radiology Residency Program.

The Transitional Year Internship is required to pursue residency in several specialties including Dermatology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology, PM&R, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology.

The curriculum is flexible within the list of ACGME requirements to allow varied career paths, allowing preparation for fields such as dermatology, radiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Additionally, this internship provides a general year of training with exposure to various fields of clinical medicine.


The Curriculum Will Be Delivered in Various Settings Including:

  1. Inpatient hospital care
  2. Ambulatory outpatient care
  3. Classroom didactic learning
  4. Research and scholarly activities
  5. Self-directed learning

Rotations will be scheduled by the program director in accord with the ACGME Common Program Requirements and may be updated from time to time.

Competency assessment of the 6 core competencies will be verified by the faculty physicians and program director. Residents shall attend no less than 70% of all required curricular activities and meetings.


The Transitional Year Internship shall adhere to a one-year curriculum that meets or exceeds the requirements listed below in order to prepare the resident for transfer into a specialty residency through the provision of a combination of didactic and clinical training opportunities.  The training will expose the resident to clinical application patient care as well as the skills necessary to develop the proper attitudes towards patients, professional staff and the Administration of the hospitals.


The didactic schedule will include:

Each sub-specialty area of training will have specified reading assignments.

A minimum of five hours per week of faculty or guest lecturer presentations or supervised educational activities including but not limited to:

    • Journal Club
    • Lectures
    • Multi-specialty conferences
    • Film conference
    • Educational media presentations
    • Resident Case Study presentations


Hemet Valley Medical Center

Hemet Healthcare SurgiCenter

Primary Physician Offices

Clinical Components shall be 12 months in duration

One month Family Medicine

One month Surgery/Ortho

One month  ICU/Pulmonary

One month Emergency Medicine

One month OB/GYN (inpatient and outpatient)

Four months Inpatient Internal Medicine

Two months Electives (on site if matched; may be out-rotation if not matched)

Available on-site electives include but not limited to:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/Oncology


** Note- All schedules are subject to change