transitional year

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  1. NMH2001

    NMH2001 Ferret Momma
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    I am curious-when talking about residency, what exactly is a "transitional year" or "preliminary" residency?
     
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  3. Jim Picotte

    Jim Picotte Senior Member
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    It's needed to fullfill a clinical year requirement in specialties like radiology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, PM&R (ie transitioning into...). A transitional year is sorta like the DO's rotating internship, a prelim medicine or surgery year is like the first year of medicine or surgery, but then you split off into a different branch of medicine.
     

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