Transitional Year

The Emory University Department of Medicine Transitional Year Program is a one-year position primarily reserved for applicants matching into advanced Emory residency programs including, but not limited to, Radiology, Neurology and Anesthesiology. 

The program is designed to provide a well-balanced preliminary clinical year in multiple disciplines as preparation for a resident's chosen categorical residency. Residents develop fundamental clinical skills through patient care experiences that occur in several hospitals. Residents also participate in a variety of other educational activities. The goal is that residents will build a broad foundation of clinical skills as a base for future training. 

Unfortunately, we do not offer separate interviews to applicants who haven’t been afforded interviews by an Emory University School of Medicine advanced program. Our applicants are all ranked based upon the feedback from the advanced programs.

Resident Characteristics

Residents in this program are a mixture of graduates from accredited medical or osteopathic schools. The most common residents in our program are those planning to enter fields of Emergency Radiology, Anesthesia, Neurology, Dermatology, PM&R and Ophthalmology.

General Program Information

  • Specialty: Transitional Year
  • Program Name: Emory University Program
  • NRMP# 1113999P0
  • ACGME Program I.D. #9991200026
  • Program Code: 999-12-00-026


Office Location
Emory University, School of Medicine
Faculty Office Building (FOB)
4th Floor Office
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Program Director

Kimberly D. Manning, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Coordinator
Kymberly McMillan 


The curriculum is designed to meet the guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and its Transitional Year Residency Review Committee. Each Transitional Year resident receives personalized attention from both the program director and co-director to help design a program and curriculum that will best serve his/her needs.
  1. Rotations for those entering an anesthesia residency
  2. Rotations for those entering an radiology residency
  3. Rotations for those entering an Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Neurology, or PM&R residency

The residents, using an electronic evaluation system, complete rotation and teaching evaluations monthly.  Evaluations of the resident's performance are completed monthly by the staff on each rotation, are reviewed in an on-going basis by the program director and semi-annually with the resident and the program director/co-director.

The overall objective of the Transitional Year Residency Program at Emory University School of Medicine is to produce well-rounded residents who have a balanced experience in a variety of clinical settings prior to entering advanced residency programs. This education includes monthly rotations in inpatient medicine, intensive care units, emergency medicine, ambulatory medicine, and electives in a wide variety of specialties and subspecialties. This schedule is organized according to a curriculum that is primarily driven by educational need and not by departmental service needs. The curriculum includes regular teaching conferences during Fundamental Clinical Skills (FCS) months, multiple weekly interdepartmental subspecialty conferences, a monthly Transitional Year Core Conference, and a core curriculum of general internal medicine topics during the inpatient medicine months.

During his or her training, each resident will learn how to evaluate and manage patients with common general medical conditions, gather an accurate and orderly medical history, learn how to perform a detailed and comprehensive medical examination, and integrate this information for optimal medical decision-making. This occurs in a sufficiently supervised setting with gradually increasing clinical responsibility over time.

Residents will provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective. Residents will counsel patients in an effective and informed manner. All will incorporate a broad range of medical knowledge into the evaluation of patients and demonstrate an understanding of appropriate therapy based upon the clinical setting and evidence-based data.

During training residents will demonstrate professional behavior at all times, adhering to ethical principles and demonstrating sensitivity toward all persons they encounter. Residents will be cognizant and respectful of patient confidentiality.

The transitional year residents will learn to critically evaluate the scientific literature, apply it to daily practice and develop good habits of life-long learning. House staff will play an active role in teaching of medical students, peers, and other members of the health care team. They will demonstrate an understanding of the overall healthcare system, including hospital administration, payer reimbursement, and medical-legal issues.

By completion of the Transitional Year Program the physician should be able to demonstrate:

  • Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care;
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care 
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals
  • Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
  • Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value

Application Information

Application Requirements

  • The Emory University Department of Medicine requires US clinical experience.
  • Applicant must have graduated medical school within the last three years.
  • USMLE Step 1 minimum score: 230
  • The USMLE Step 1 attempt limit is one.
  • USMLE Step 2CK minimum score: 230
  • The USMLE Step 2CK attempts limit is one.
  • An ECFMG certificate is required for an interview.

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

There are two ways in which you can match into the Transitional Year Program:

  1. Match in an Emory advanced program that has positions automatically linked to our Transitional Year Program. There are three programs that have NRMP numbers that directly link the Transitional Year Program to an advanced program:
    • Transitional/Anesthesiology: 1113999P1*
    • Transitional/Neurology: 1113999P2*
    • Transitional/Radiology: 1113999P3*
  2. Match directly into the Transitional Year Program. In this case, the general TYP NRMP number is 1113999P0.

* If you are applying to one of these advanced programs, be sure to use the specific NRMP number above, as well as including the general TYP NRMP number (1113999P0) on your secondary rank list. For these programs, a separate interview with the Transitional Year Program is not necessary; the interview scores obtained during your interview with the advanced program will be communicated with the TYP Director prior to rank link submission.

Please note: Registering with ERAS does not register applicants with the NRMP nor does registering with the NRMP register applicants for ERAS. NRMP - Match Schedule


If you are scheduled to interview with one of the Emory University Department of Medicine advanced programs (Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, or PM&R), you will NOT need a separate interview with our program.

We work closely with the advanced programs regarding every applicant and will rank you after their interviews have ended.

NOTE: If you were NOT offered an interview at an advanced program at Emory, due to the small number of positions available, we do not interview additional applicants. If you are interested in our program, please apply online via ERAS and email our coordinator, Kymberly McMillan, expressing your interest in our program. All emails will be kept on file to ensure your application/interest is considered appropriately. A formal interview will not be offered and is not required.