Transitional Year Overview
Our Transitional Year Program is a one-year internship providing preliminary education for applicants interested in residency programs that begin at more advanced PGY-2 levels such as Anesthesiology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, etc. The program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to sponsor six to eight positions each year. Note: The Transitional Year is not accepting applications for July 2017.
The program is led by our Program Director, Mukta Panda, MD, FACP, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. She was recognized by the ACGME as one of only 10 program directors nationally who received the 2008 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award for excellence in medical education. Dr. Panda was appointed Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education for the Chattanooga Campus in 2014.
The objective of the Transitional Year program is to provide each resident a well-balanced program of graduate medical education in multiple clinical disciplines designed to facilitate each individual's choice of and preparation for a specific specialty. The Transitional Year is not meant to be a complete graduate education program in preparation for the practice of medicine.
Click here to view a video file prepared as a tribute to the 2016 Transitional Year Residents.
To honor one of the dedicated Dermatology faculty members who has provided countless lectures and education over the years, the late Dr. Allen Lewis, the 2015-2016 Transitional Year Residents have honored Dr. Lewis with a Special Grand Rounds on May 26, 2016. Click here to view the presentation.