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Transitional Year

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location:  San Diego, California

Accredited:  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:   One Year

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Graduation from Medical School

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  27

Approved per Year (if applicable):  27

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  No

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  619-532-5998

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Program Description

The Transitional Year Program aims to provide outstanding and diverse clinical preparation for specialty training as well as operational military medical tours. Many graduates go on to complete competitive residencies in both military and civilian sectors. PGY1 TY residents may tailor their schedules to pursue individual interests by selecting three elective rotations during the academic year.

TY residents at NMCSD will find fantastic support, an unbeatable training location, and strong sense of community. Naval Medical Center San Diego, also known as Balboa Hospital, is one of the largest and most technologically advanced military medical facilities in the world. The hospital, located in beautiful Balboa Park, provides state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and dental care to active-duty patients, their dependents, and eligible retirees. In addition, NMCSD serves as a tertiary care referral center for Southern California, the Southwestern United States, and the Pacific.

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Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Contact Us

Transitional Year Residency Program

Location: Transitional Year Office, Building 6, 4th Floor (next to Fischer House and behind Chapel)

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 619-532-5998

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