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Transitional Year Residency

Making the future of medicine that much brighter - one resident at a time!

The transitional year curriculum has been designed to give the resident a broad clinical base yet preserve much needed flexibility in meeting individual career goals. The curriculum for each resident is individualized by the Program Director, Curriculum Coordinator, and Residency Coordinator based on his/her needs.

Message from the Transitional Year Program Director



The Transitional Year program at Kettering Medical Center provides a broad clinical base for specialty training, or an opportunity to finalize a career decision while developing a clinical base.

Our very flexible TY program is tailored to your individual goals and needs! The Transitional Year Residency program at KMC has been developed for:

  • Medical school graduates who need a broad-based clinical year, before entering a specific specialty training program such as anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, or radiation oncology.
  • Medical school graduates who are interested in a career in primary care, but have not yet made a decision whether to pursue Internal Medicine or Family Practice as a specialty. The TY program at KMC can provide a broad base of clinical experience in primary care, thus assisting the individual in choosing a primary care specialty.
  • Medical school graduates who need a year of broad-based clinical training prior to serving in the Public Health Service, in the military as a general medical officer (GMO), or as a primary flight/undersea medicine physician.
  • Medical school graduates who need at least one year of a broad-based clinical education prior to going on to administrative medicine or research.



Adam Fershko, M.D.
Residency: Kettering Medical Center






Kathleen Mayer
Internal Medicine & Transitional Year Residency Programs
Medical Student and Recruitment Coordinator


Jenny Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine & Transitional Year Residency Programs
Program Coordinator


Donna Gruen
Internal Medicine & Transitional Year Residency Programs
Coordinator Administrative




Catherine Bacheller, M.D.
Infectious Disease
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: Indiana University


Robert Barker, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Melissa Butler, M.D.
Ambulatory Medicine
Residency: Kettering Medical Center


Alex Calvo, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh


Leesa Comparin, M.D.
General Internal Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin


Jason Faber, M.D.
Ambulatory Medicine
Residency: Kettering Medical Center


Harvey Hahn, M.D.
Cardiology
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati


Robert Hawkins, M.D.
Rheumatology
Residency: Wright Patterson USAF Medical Center
Fellowship: Univ. of Colorado


Thomas Koroscil, M.D.
Endocrinology (Former White House physician)
Residency: Keesler USAF Medical Center
Fellowship: Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center


Diklar Makola, M.D.
Gastroenterology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Virginia


Natallia Maroz, M.D.
Nephrology
Residency: Good Samaritan Hosp. of Maryland
Fellowship: University of Florida


Stephen McDonald, M.D.
Endocrinology
Residency: David Grant US Air Force Medical Center
Fellowship: Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center


Brian Schwartz, M.D.
Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati


Hemant Shah, M.D.
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Residency & Fellowship: Kings County Hosp. and State Univ. of New York


Arthur Tsai, M.D.
Nephrology
Residency: Duke University
Fellowship: Univ. of Pennsylvania


Emily Vannorsdall, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology
Residency: Kettering Medical Center
Fellowship: Univ. of Maryland


Jeffrey Weinstein, M.D.
Infectious Disease
Residency: Duke University
Fellowship: Yale University




Transitional Year Residents


Ariana Anugerah
Loma Linda Univ.
Anesthesiology at Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL


Michelle Barrord
Northeast Ohio Med Univ.
Radiation Oncology at the Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Trevor Bluemel
Med College of Wisconsin
Radiation Oncology at the Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Ryan Chenevey
Wright State Univ.
Ophthalmology at Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, NC


Lauren Gates
Univ. of Kentucky Radiology at Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN


Sibel Gokce
Wright State Univ.
Dermatology at Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH


Victoria Miller
University of Cincinnati
Ophthalmology at University of Colorado, Denver, CO


Joseph Porter
Univ. of Louisville
PM&R at Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA


Stephen Porter
Univ. of Louisville
PM&R at Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA


Rachel Rincker
Indiana Univ.
Radiology at Indiana Univ., Indianapolis, IN


Amar Shah
Northeast Ohio Med Univ.
Ophthalmology at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

 


Amy Hoeffel
Medical Education
Administrative Director


Carolyn Burris
GME Administrator


Jeannette Gwin
Medical Education
Administrative Coordinator





Eleven residents are accepted each year. Applicants may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Residents are chosen through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

Fundamental Clinical Skills (FCS)
(required by ACGME TY Review Committee) - 7 Blocks
(5 Blocks) General Internal Medicine
(1 Block) Pulmonary / ICU
(1 Block) Night Hospitalist Medicine (3 weeks required) / 1 week Quality & Safety Rotation

Each service consists of 2 interns, a supervising senior IM resident, an attending, and 1 or 2 medical students.

Emergency Medicine (required by ACGME TYRC) - 1 Block

Ambulatory Medicine
(required by ACGME TYRC) - 1 Block or Equivalent
Block rotation in IM at the Sycamore Primary Care Group.

Electives - 4 Blocks
Electives are individually chosen by resident in conjunction with the Program Director, Curriculum Coordinator, and Residency Coordinator who all meet to build the best possible year for each resident.

It is expected that most electives chosen will be clinical rotations but limited research electives may be granted in specific instances

Up to 2 blocks of electives can be taken at other institutions for exposure to additional programs.

For residents entering anesthesia, another month of medicine is required by The Anesthesia Residency Review Committee - This may be ICU or General Medicine.

Vacation can be taken during non-Internal Medicine rotations.

Notes:
1. KMC uses the 13 four-week block system
2. FCS = Fundamental Clinical Skills required by the ACGME TYRC

See possible electives below.



Addiction Medicine/Adolescent Medicine 1-2 blocks
Ambulatory Primary Care Med
(either IM, FP, or Peds)
1-2 blocks
Anesthesiology (particularly for anesthesia-bound TYs) 1-2 blocks
Dermatology 1-2 blocks
Diagnostic Studies includes one or more:
    EKG/Echo
    Nuclear Med/PET
    Pulm Function Testing
    Radiology incl. Neuroradiology
1-2 blocks



Emergency Medicine 1-2 blocks
(additional)
Internal Medicine includes:
    Cardiology
    Critical Care Medicine (Med & Surg ICU)
    Gastroenterology
    General Internal Med
    Hematology/Oncology
    Infectious Diseases
    Nephrology
    Pulmonology
    Rheumatology
1-5 blocks
(additional)
General Surgery 1-2 blocks
Neurology 1-2 blocks



Ophthalmology including
Neuro-Ophthalmology
1-2 blocks
Orthopedic Surgery 1-2 blocks
Pathology and Laboratory 1-2 blocks



Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1-2 blocks
Radiation Oncology 1-2 blocks
Research 1-2 blocks
Sports Medicine 1 block
Others as approved by the Program Director.
 Month  Rotation
 Block 1  Medicine
 Block 2  Radiology
 Block 3  EKG
 Block 4  Outpatient
 Block 5  Medicine
 Block 6  Night Float Medicine / Quality & Safety
 Block 7  Emergency Medicine
 Block 8  Pulmonary/ICU
 Block 9  Medicine
 Block 10  Anesthesia
 Block 11  Medicine
 Block 12  Medicine
 Block 13  Ortho
First year TY residents are on 14 hour call shifts every fourth day during the Fundamental Clinical Skills months. While on call, there is always a senior resident present who sees the patients with you.

Transitional Year residents assume the same responsibilities while on duty and are treated the same as categorical IM residents.

Residency Program Sponsors:

  • KMC Internal Medicine
  • WSU Emergency Medicine

KMC Transitional Year is affiliated with Wright State School of Medicine (all residents/fellows are Jr. Clinical Instructors at WSU).

DAGMEC (Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium) / Wright State University.

The Transitional Year Program Evaluation Committee and the Graduate Medical Education Committee are the oversight committees, which:

  • Review all components of the program.
  • Assures that the quality and opportunities are equal to the categorical programs.

We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our last approval for Continued Full Accreditation was May 2, 2013 receiving the maximum time allowed, which is 5 years. The program has always been fully accredited, since it began in 1983.

Under the "Next Accreditation System" (NAS), the program has been fully accreditated yearly, most recently January 1, 2016.



Contacts:  Email Us

Kathleen Mayer
Recruitment/Student Coordinator
Internal Medicine/Transitional
Yr Residency Programs
(800) 203-8925 - or - (937) 395-8063

Jenny Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine/Transitional
Yr Residency Program Coord.
(937) 395-8997