Transitional Year – Curriculum

Resident Curriculum

The Spokane TY program offers a flexible curriculum with thirteen 4-week rotations including 4.5 blocks of electives tailored to your interests. Ultimately, the Spokane Transitional Year program will offer you a balanced life with a breadth of clinical and hands-on experience in a beautiful setting.

Sample Academic Year:

The Academic Year Consists of 13 Four-week Blocks

  • Critical Care – two blocks
  • Surgery – two blocks
    Most commonly, pediatric surgery and general surgery at Sacred Heart
    Other surgical rotations include bariatric surgery at Deaconess, General Surgery at the Veterans Administration, Neurosurgery for PM&R residents, Surgical Oncology for Radiation Oncology residents, and Vascular Surgery for Interventional Radiology residents
  • House staff – one block
  • Night float – one block
  • In-patient pediatrics option–one block
  • Emergency medicine – one block
  • Ambulatory medicine – one block
  • Electives – four 1/2 blocks
  • Systems of Medicine—2 week block
  • Four weeks of vacation are offered in one-week blocks at a time, incorporating the weekend before and after.

    Rotation Sites

    Elective Choices Are as Follows

    • Anesthesia
    • Anesthesia-Pain Management
    • Blood Bank
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • ENT
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hematology/oncology
    • Infectious disease
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology-Spokane Eye Clinic
    • Ophthalmology- Rockwood Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • Pathology
    • Pediatric Cardiology
    • Pediatric Oncology
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • Pediatric Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Pre-Hospital Care at Mount Spokane
    • Radiology
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Rheumatology
    • Surgical Oncology
    • Vascular Surgery

    Contact Us

    Jodie Brierly
    Jodie Brierley

    Program Coordinator

    Transitional Year Residency

    101 W. 8th Ave.

    Spokane, WA 99204

    Ph: 509-474-3020

    F: 509-474-5316

    Your residency starts here. What are you waiting for?