- THIS YEAR: Interviews will be conducted virtually. See Hurley GME's Application Process web page for other pandemic adaptations, such as eligibility criteria related to Step 2 Clinical Skills.
- Read bio of Program Director Ghassan Bachuwa MD MHSA MS FACP AGSF
The one-year Transitional Year Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center enables highly qualified medical school graduates to continue their training without interruption, while also addressing specific career objectives. For many residents, our well-balanced Transitional Year Residency program provides direct experience in a broad range of medical disciplines, facilitating their choice of and preparation for a specific specialty. For others, including students trained in U.S. medical schools and international medical graduates, the numerous available electives provide an opportunity to complete outstanding prerequisites for their subsequent residency programs (including, for example, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, neurology, diagnostic radiology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation).
Transitional Year Program Strengths
Stable leadership, faculty - excellent results
The Hurley Medical Center transitional year residency is affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The residency program is extraordinarily stable, having earned full accreditation during every review cycle since the inception of the program.
The Transitional Year Residency program has experienced very little turnover of faculty and staff. Our highly experienced full- and part-time medical faculty is drawn from the full range of specialty areas, and is dedicated to the program’s twin objectives of helping students identify and pursue their preferred medical specialty and of meeting outstanding entrance requirements for their chosen specialty training program.
The transitional program is limited to six residents per year, allowing faculty to provide focused attention on the residents’ specific needs and clinical education and encouraging the creation of a professionally supportive atmosphere. We have a solid record of success helping students prepare for the next phases of their medical careers.
Integrated program curriculum provides optimal exposure to other disciplines
The transitional year residency program is well integrated with Hurley’s other graduate medical education programs. To provide optimal exposure to a variety of medical disciplines, the program year includes inpatient, outpatient, emergency medicine and critical care rotations in internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. A surgical rotation is optional. Residents are given the same responsibility as categorical residents (from training programs in pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, combined medicine/pediatrics, diagnostic radiology and orthopaedic surgery), creating an academic and clinical environment that advances a resident’s clinical and professional education within the limits of experience and demonstrated skills.