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Transitional Year Residency

Making the future of medicine that much brighter - one resident at a time!
The transitional year curriculum is designed to give the resident a broad clinical base yet preserve much needed flexibility in meeting individual career goals. It is individualized by the Program Director, Curriculum Coordinator, and Residency Coordinator based on his/her needs.

The Transitional Year program at Kettering Medical Center provides a broad clinical base for specialty training, or an opportunity to finalize a career decision while developing a clinical base.

Our very flexible TY program is tailored to your individual goals and needs! The Transitional Year Residency program at KMC has been developed for:

  • Medical school graduates who need a broad-based clinical year, before entering a specific specialty training program such as anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, or radiation oncology.
  • Medical school graduates who are interested in a career in primary care, but have not yet made a decision whether to pursue Internal Medicine or Family Practice as a specialty. The TY program at KMC can provide a broad base of clinical experience in primary care, thus assisting the individual in choosing a primary care specialty.
  • Medical school graduates who need a year of broad-based clinical training prior to serving in the Public Health Service, in the military as a general medical officer (GMO), or as a primary flight/undersea medicine physician.
  • Medical school graduates who need at least one year of a broad-based clinical education prior to going on to administrative medicine or research.


Jessica Fox
Residency Administrator
Transitional Year Residency Program

(937) 395-8693