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Curriculum

Clinical training

The clinical curriculum of the Transitional Year Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona is designed to help you develop your fundamental clinical skills.

The year includes integrated clinical exposure in medicine and surgery to provide hands-on experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of medical conditions and patient populations.

There are elective rotations to complement your basic inpatient and outpatient experience.

Rotation schedule

For those entering the anesthesiology residency
Rotation Length
Acute illness (ambulatory care) 1 month
Anesthesiology 1 month
Cardiology (inpatient) 2 months
Electives 1 month
Emergency medicine 1 month
General pediatrics (Phoenix Children's Hospital) 1 month
Intensive care unit and critical care 1 month
Internal medicine (inpatient) 2 months
Nephrology 1 month
Pulmonary medicine 1 month
For those entering the dermatology residency
Rotation Length
Acute illness (ambulatory care) 1 month
Cardiology (inpatient) 1 month
Dermatology 1 month
Electives 2 months
Emergency medicine 1 month
Infectious diseases 1 month
Internal medicine (inpatient) 3 months
Research 1 month
Surgery and surgical oncology 1 month
For those entering the neurology residency
Rotation Length
Acute illness (ambulatory care) 1 month
Cardiology (inpatient) 1 month
Electives 1 month
Emergency medicine 1 month
Infectious diseases 1 month
Intensive care unit and critical care 1 month
Internal medicine (inpatient) 3 months
Research 1 month
Rheumatology 1 month
Surgery and vascular surgery 1 month
For those entering the radiation oncology residency
Rotation Length
Acute illness (ambulatory care) 1 month
Electives 1 month
Emergency medicine 1 month
Gynecology and gynecologic surgery 1 month
Internal medicine (inpatient) 3 months
Medical oncology 1 month
Palliative medicine 1 month
Radiology 1 month
Rheumatology 1 month
Surgery and surgical oncology 2 months

Electives

You may choose from electives in:

  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Internal medicine subspecialties, such as allergy, rheumatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, thoracic diseases and women's health
  • Obstetrics and gynecology (off-campus)
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Palliative medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics (off-campus)
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Plastic surgery
  • Preoperative medical evaluation clinic
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation oncology
  • Research
  • Urology

In addition to these electives, you may develop other approved training experiences with Mayo Clinic faculty members.

Off-site rotations (optional)

Opportunities are available for a variety of elective rotations. Our participating sites include Phoenix Children's Hospital and other medical facilities in the Phoenix area.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, core curriculum, Grand Rounds, morbidity and mortality conferences, and journal clubs are all integral parts of the educational program. Transitional year residents are required to attend educational conferences specified by each rotation.

In addition, residents have opportunities for one-on-one teaching and learning with senior residents and staff. There are interactive videoconferences between Mayo Clinic campuses.

Research training

Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. You are encouraged to participate in research projects with the consulting staff and can work on part of an ongoing study or develop a specific individual short-term project. You are encouraged to take advantage of our research support services, which include biostatisticians and medical editors.

Call frequency

Overnight shifts vary depending on the core rotations but are no more frequent than every four days. The Transitional Year Residency adheres to all duty-hour guidelines mandated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Committee assignments

You are encouraged to participate in the Transitional Year Coordinating Committee or other administrative committees at Mayo Clinic.

Moonlighting

Moonlighting is not permitted during the Transitional Year Residency.

Teaching opportunities

You participate in educating fourth-year medical students and medical science students while on rotations.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of your residency. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation, and you meet regularly with the program director to discuss your progress. In addition, you evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

  • Dec 19, 2014
  • ART147261