The mission of Transitional Residency is to provide clinical experience and didactic curriculum that prepares the physician to confidently practice medicine as a flight surgeon, primary care physician, general medical officer, or enter a subsequent residency program.
At the end of the yearlong residency program, the resident will become proficient in developing differential diagnoses and devising sound treatment plans, all while honing their communication skills with the patient, as well as health care professionals. Upon the completion of the one year program, the resident will develop sufficient confidence to be able to function within the military medical system.
Overview of Residency
Resident learning will occur by three modes:
- Direct patient care;
- Regularly scheduled clinical didactics coordinated through the family medicine program; and
- Monthly educational sessions with the program director.
Residents will complete six core rotations at David Grant USAF Medical Center, two rotations at University of California, Davis Medical Center, one research rotation performed within the first two months of the internship, and four elective rotations (generally performed at DGMC). Residents will be rotating through many departments and will be interacting with attending staff and senior residents.
Clinical Rotations (13 4-week blocks)
- Emergency Med (UC Davis): 1 block
- Pediatric Emergency Med (UC Davis): 1 block
- Adult Ward Medicine DGMC (inpatient): 1 block
- Adult ICU/Cardiology DGMC: 1 block
- Family Medicine Outpatient DGMC: 2 separate blocks
- Gynecology DGMC: 1 block
- Surgery Ward/Clinic DGMC: 1 block
- Research DGMC: 1 block
- Electives: 4 separate blocks