There's something I don't get about the transitional year. When you go to TY program websites and they list current TY residents, they also list what residency program (Ophtalmology, Anesthesia) that TY resident will be moving on to next year. Out of curiosity, when you apply for a TY residency, do you need to have the following year figured out? Can any TY residents speak from experience?
So based on what you say, in some cases you apply to PGY-2 and the transitional year at the same time -- ok. How do you apply for two programs at the same time?