Transitional Year Residency

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The Tufts Transitional Year Program at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital offers six PGY-1 positions in its one-year program. This accredited program is jointly sponsored by the Tufts Medical Center Department of Medicine and Department of Surgery. Our close affiliation with Tufts University School of Medicine and our variety of medical rotations assures a high standard of quality medical education.

Several features distinguish the Shattuck's Transitional Residency Program from other such programs:

  • A unique setting which combines academic medical education in internal medicine and surgery.
  • Diversity of curriculum, patient exposure, and medical delivery systems at 3 major teaching hospitals of Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • A full-time attending staff who work closely with the housestaff.
  • An informal and humanistic atmosphere in which to learn medicine.
  • Ample elective time.

The Program

The Transitional Year Residency Program offers:

  • Three months of inpatient Internal Medicine at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital,
  • Two months of Internal Medicine at Lahey Clinic,
  • Two months of surgery rotation at Tufts Medical Center
  • One month of outpatient medicine at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.
  • Two months of elective time can be spent at one of our affiliated hospitals.
  • One month of Emergency Medicine at Tufts Medical Center
  • One month of vacation.

Considerable flexibility in scheduling electives and vacations is one of the major advantages of the Shattuck's Transitional Residency Program.

Senior staff advisors work closely with each Transitional Resident in arranging electives, pursuing career goals, and ensuring that the PGY-1 year runs smoothly.


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