On this page, you will find answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about the Transitional Year Residency Training Program at Hurley Medical Center. General questions regarding the Graduate Medical Education programs are also answered on the GME FAQ page.
Our Transitional Year residency program is part of premier public teaching medical center recognized as a regional resource for advanced specialized health care. We are a community-based residency program with a major affiliation with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Fifty-six Michigan State University College of Human Medicine medical students complete required clerkships at Hurley. As a Transitional Year resident, you have the opportunity to obtain an appointment as an instructor resident at the College of Human Medicine.
While U.S. clinical experience is not necessary to be considered for a position in the Transitional Year residency program, it is given some consideration when selecting candidates for interviews.
Research and serving as an observer would not fall under the criteria of U.S. clinical experience.
A score of 85 is the minimum two-digit score used for Steps 1 and 2-Clinical Knowledge in our Transitional Year Residency Training program. Candidates must have passed Steps 1 and 2-Clinical Knowledge on the first two attempts. Candidates are required to pass the Clinical Skills section on Step 2 on at least the first two attempts.
Yes, ECFMG certification is required when submitting an application.
International medical graduates are welcomed and encouraged to submit an application to our program.
Hurley accepts H1-B and J-1 Visas.
A total of eight positions (three of the positions are from our combined Transitional/Radiology program).