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Transitional year


Paul Revere of Medicine
15+ Year Member
Jul 27, 2004
  1. Attending Physician
    Some questions about transitional year.

    I heard they were somewhat competitive. How many do people apply to?

    I plan to go into radiology. Do people use the same personal statement when applying to transitional year or do they write one specifically for transitional year programs?


    10+ Year Member
    5+ Year Member
    Sep 20, 2005
    1. Resident [Any Field]
      i'm a transitional year resident.

      i used the same ophthalmology PS, but added a paragraph at the end about why a TY would help me as a doctor/ophthalmologist.

      i applied to all the TY's in california, and yes they are pretty competitive. I'd say about as competitive as getting a radiology residency.
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