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From the Program Director

Eric Larson, M.D.

Welcome to the Sanford School of Medicine’s Transitional Year Residency Program.  We are a highly selective program designed to provide a solid foundation in general medicine while allowing the residents to explore electives both in their chosen field as well as fields related to their career choice.  The residents will participate in busy internal medicine inpatient rotations providing a rich experience that will translate well and provide foundation for their specialty of choice.  In addition to the inpatient rotations, other required rotations include outpatient medicine, emergency medicine and others determined by categorical residency requirements.  Electives commonly chosen by residents include but are not limited to ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, PMR, Research, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Pathology.

Inpatient rotations offer an outstanding educational experience in which the resident is given graduated responsibility by dedicated teaching attending physicians.  Outpatient experiences occur at various clinics throughout Sioux Falls. 

There is an excellent collegial relationship between the Transitional Year Program and the other residencies.  The Transitional Year residents are fully incorporated into required and elective rotations and enjoy similar educational experiences as their categorical colleagues. 

Students and residents are fully integrated into my clinic with a patient panel of approximately 1,200.  As an active Internal Medicine staff member at Sanford Medical Center, I am in the clinic four full days weekly with one day spent on administrative duties.

Please take a moment to browse our website and we look forward to meeting you in the future!

Eric Larson, M.D., FACP
Transitional Year Program Director