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Transitional Year Internship

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Program Overview

The William Beaumont Army Medical Center Transitional Year Residency Program is an ACGME Accredited program that provides a dynamic clinical learning environment with diverse opportunities for education and patient care. It is a one year program with a well-balanced curriculum of graduate medical education to prepare PGY-1 physicians for their next step, whether that is residency or operational medicine.

Our program fulfils the educational needs of medical school graduates who:

  1. Have chosen a career specialty for which the categorical program in graduate medical education has, as a prerequisite, one year of fundamental clinical education which may also contain certain specific experiences for development of desired skills; or
  2. Have not yet made a career choice or specialty selection and desire a broad based year to assist them in making that decision; or
  3. Are planning to serve as military general medical officers, prior to completing a residency program; or
  4. Desire or need to acquire at least one year of fundamental clinical education prior to entering a career path that does not require broad clinical skill such as administrative medicine or non-clinical research.  
The WBAMC Transitional Year Residency Program curriculum is designed to ensure that all Transitional Year residents receive fundamental clinical education. The academic year is divided into 13 block rotations, with each rotation block lasting approximately 4 weeks. During each rotation, Transitional Year residents are required to participate in the total care of their patients and are evaluated based on ACGME Milestones.
Required Rotations: 
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • General Inpatient Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Cardiac Care Unit
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics Clinic
Elective Rotations
Residents can choose elective rotations based on their pre-selected specialty or specialty goals.  Available electives for the Transitional Year program include Anesthesia, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, PM&R, Rheumatology, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Radiology, Pathology, Infectious Disease, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Nephrology, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. Any required rotation may be repeated once.
The Transitional Year curriculum also includes courses in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Combat Casualty Care, and other military unique curriculum. Residents participate in weekly didactic meetings that cover a range of educational topics, including patient safety, medical ethics, simulation exercises, military unique topics, and professional development. These presentations are done by the residents, program leadership, and other hospital physicians with varying specialties. Residents are also encouraged to participate in scholarly activities, conferences, and independent research opportunities within their specialty of choice during the year.

 Interviews and Selection

For additional information or to arrange an interview, please contact the Transitional Year Program Coordinator at 915-742-0576.
 Rotating at WBAMC
If you are a medical student and interested in rotating at WBAMC, please visit Rotating at WBAMC (link to medical student rotations page) or email
 Verifications of Training
For verification of your Transitional Year residency at WBAMC, please email your request to

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Appointment line: 915-742-2273

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William Beaumont Army Medical Center
18511 Highlander Medics Street
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East Clinic
5th Floor, Room #E5109
Ft.  Bliss, TX 79918

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