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Transitional Year

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: El Paso, Texas

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 

Program Length: 1 year

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 14

Approved per Year (if applicable): Not applicable

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: No

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

Program Phone Number: 915-742-0576


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

The William Beaumont Army Medical Center Transitional Year Residency Program is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Accredited program that provides a dynamic clinical learning environment with diverse opportunities for education and patient care. It is a one-year program with a well-balanced curriculum of graduate medical education to prepare PGY-1 physicians for their next step, whether that is residency or operational medicine.

The Transitional Internship Program accepts 7-14 Residents per year. The program is designed to give the Transitional a broad educational base and, at the same time, meet the ACGME requirements for accreditation. Two weeks of leave/vacation time are allotted for interns. Also, every intern (except USUHS graduates) will go on temporary orders (usually 8 days) to successfully complete the Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) training - comprised of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Field Training offered at Fort Sam Houston. There are 13 four-week rotations as follows:

  • General Medicine Wards - 2 blocks
  • Emergency Medicine - 1 block
  • General Surgery - 2 blocks (or three if pre-select dermatology) 
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit - 1 block
  • Cardiology In-patient Service - 1 block (except pre-select Dermatology)
  • Orthopedic Surgery - 1 block (except pre-select Dermatology)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - 1 block 
  • Ambulatory Medicine (Usually Family Practice) - 1 block
  • Selective - 2 weeks chosen from core rotations (Traditional Interns). These include: dermatology, pathology, plastic surgery, infectious disease, rheumatology, and many others.
  • Elective - 3 blocks (Traditional Interns)
    • Electives for Preselect Dermatology - 4 blocks

Mission, Vision and Aims

Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Participating Sites

Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

Transitional Year Residency Program

Location: William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Managed Care Reception Area, 5th Floor, East Clinic

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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