The core requirements consist of 7 months of fundamental clinical skills rotations:

  • Ambulatory Care / Urgent Care at RRMC (1 block)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 block)
  • Inpatient Family Medicine (1 block)
  • Internal Medicine (2 blocks)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1 block)
  • Split EM/IM at Riverside Doctor's Hospital Williamsburg (2 weeks of each for 1 block)
 

The remaining rotations can be set up in elective rotations that will satisfy the incoming Transitional Year resident's educational needs and eventual residency/board certification requirements.


EXAMPLES OF AVAILABLE ELECTIVES
Interventional Neurology
– Our neuro-interventionalists are a key part of Riverside's highly rated stroke program.

Vascular Surgery – Previous interns interpreted and assisted on angiograms with guidance from our vascular team.
Radiation Oncology – A program that actively works with residents in concepts of physics, radiology, and cancer treatment.
Radiosurgery – Riverside has Gamma Knife, which helps interested residents learn about this technology.
Ophthalmology – Our ophthalmologists see a wide range of acute and chronic eye conditions.
Surgical Ophthalmology – A block dedicated to the surgical / procedural aspects of ophthalmology.
Rheumatology – Our dedicated on-staff rheumatologist has instructed residents for well over a decade.
Plastic surgery – We offer both hospital based and community based experiences.
Pathology – This rotation pulls residents into the path lab, interventional radiology suite, and OR to look at frozen sections.  
Orthopedics –Riverside's orthopedic rotation offers inpatient and outpatient orthopedic experiences.

Trauma Surgery –Riverside is a Level II trauma center that acts as a regional referral center for trauma.

Additional areas of interest available are Allergy, Dermatology, Wound Care, General Surgery, ENT, Pain Management, and Anesthesiology  

 

 Expectations for Rotations:
 During the rotations in disciplines offering fundamental clinical skills, the Transitional Year residents should:
 * Improve skills in medical history taking and performing complete examinations on patients with a variety of illnesses
 * Become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with routine and complex medical problems
 * Develop differential diagnoses for symptom complexes and develop a rational and cost effective plan for definitive diagnosis
 * Improve knowledge of appropriate therapies based on the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of various diseases

 

 

During rotations, expectations will vary with the specialty. At the end of the rotation, the resident should leave with a good understanding of the specialty and a respect for the capabilities of the field.