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About the Program
The objective of the transitional year is to provide a well-balanced
program of graduate medical education in multiple clinical disciplines
designed to facilitate the choice of and/or preparation for a specific
specialty. There are twelve positions.
Transitional Year residents rotating through Medicine and
Surgery participate in the same on-call schedule as the
categorical and preliminary PGY 1's in both disciplines.
The call schedule is in compliance with the 2011 ACGME work hour
requirements including no more than 5 consecutive nights of
night float in one stretch. In hospital call is no
longer than 16 hours, and there is guaranteed call-free time
between hospital duties. The design of the call schedules
vary with department.
All programs are in compliance with NYSDOH 405 regulations which
require that residents not exceed an average of 80 hours of work
time per week over one month.
Elective Rotations in non-accredited programs do not require
residents to be on-call. Duty hours do not exceed a normal
workweek of 40 hours in these rotations.
Program Director: Dina Lieser, M.D.
Applications for the Transitional Year Residency Program are accepted
through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). For additional
information on ERAS, access their website at: www.aamc.org/eras.
Candidates are evaluated by review of their academic performance,
letters of recommendation and personal interview by the program
director. Selection is conducted via the National Residency Matching
Program. Our NRMP Program Code #: 1822999PO
The Transitional Year Residency Program at New York Hospital Queens
accepts 12 residents into the program each year.
New York Hospital Queens offers an ACGME accredited Transitional Program
to fulfill the educational needs of medical school graduates who:
have chosen a career specialty for which the respective program
in graduate medical education has, as a prerequisite, 1 year of
fundamental clinical education, which may also contain certain
specific experiences for development of desired skills; or
desire a broad-based year to assist them in making a career
choice or specialty selection; or
are planning to serve in organizations such as the public health
service or on active duty in the military as general medical
officers or primary flight/undersea medicine physicians prior to
completing a program in graduate medical education; or
desire or need to acquire at least 1 year of fundamental
clinical education to enter a career path that does not require
broad clinical skills, such as administrative medicine or
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