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Transitional Year Residents

Offering a well-balanced, broad-based medical education that allows each resident to satisfy his or her specific needs and interests.


The Sanford School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency Program provides a broad-based clinical year as a foundation to:

  • Enhance the patient care skills of recent graduates of this and other regional medical Schools.
  • Enter a chosen categorical specialty training program or help facilitate a medical specialty career choice.
  • Encourage the selection of this state or region as a location in which to practice.


  • We provide a solid foundation in general medicine in a supportive environment, while offering diverse elective rotations which will support adult learners in tailoring to their specific career goals.
  • We train residents to work in teams to help them succeed in inter-professional healthcare environments.
  • We model and encourage consideration of an appropriate work life balance through various activities. 

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