Transitional Residency Program


Noon lecture occurs Monday-Thursday from 12pm-1pm. Residents are excused from their clinical responsibilities during lecture. Lecture topics include Step 3 review, journal club, specialty management of clinical conditions, and personal finance. Residents will have the opportunity to present on various topics during Transitional Year lectures throughout the year.


In addition to the $600 educational fund for each resident, Riverside offers free access to many clinical resources such as UpToDate. Common uses of the educational fund include Step 3 preparatory materials, textbooks, clinical equipment, and more! The program also identifies a variety of research projects for residents to enhance their clinical education.

Simulation Lab

Simulation is a crucial part of the Transitional Year curriculum. Several sessions take place during Orientation including life support training sessions, high-fidelity mannequin simulations, unique clinical scenarios, and basic procedural skills. Many simulations are incorporated into the didactic schedule, including a comprehensive point of care ultrasound (POCUS) series.

Research opportunities

Transitional Year residents are required to complete scholarly activities while at Riverside. Many TYs are able to conduct research or improvement studies related to their categorical residency. Many of our previous residents have presented at national meetings, and often publish during their internship.

Doctor presenting research  Doctors reviewing research display