Recent Alumni

Comments from Transitional Year Residency Program Graduates

  • "Felt I had an extremely thorough educational experience."
  • "In general, I had a very favorable experience at Mercy. I recommended the TY year to several people whom I knew to be applying this past year."
  • "Great program. Feel prepared to complete my residency training. Excellent attendings, most of whom are great teachers. I would do it over again if I had to make the decision again."
  • "Overall, I had a great year. I had a wide variety of educational opportunities and met wonderful people!"
  • "Great year. Would do again if possible."
  • "Great program. Plenty of options making it appropriate for those going into anesthesia, radiology, ophthalmology, etc. Faculty were attentive. Learning environment was pleasant and there was a sense of community."
  • "Loved this year. Thanks!"
  • "Very well organized, educational, and enjoyable program."
  • "I look back on my internship year with great fondness, especially because everyone associated with the transitional year program was very supportive and dedicated to my development as a physician."
  • "This program is very responsive to needs of the residents."
  • "Excellent transitional program that is committed to resident education. Department open to resident suggestions and always takes the necessary steps to ensure residents are learning in an environment that is supportive. Would rank this program #1 all over again."
  • "General medicine and subspecialty experiences are combined with core knowledge lectures to provide a solid foundation for residents entering any area of medicine."
  • "The educational abilities of the UPMC Mercy staff were never lacking. They encouraged residents to investigate problems thoroughly."
  • "I found UPMC Mercy to be a very special place."
  • “Thank you for a fantastic year and the opportunity to participate in a fantastic transitional year program.”
  • “Thank you for a terrific year. Your support and guidance have been very meaningful. I look forward to a working relationship for years to come.”
  • “I feel that this was a truly excellent transitional year program, with excellent faculty.”
  • “Excellent program — we are treated like professionals. Perfect mix of education and patient care responsibilities.”
  • “Thank you for an outstanding transitional year program, one that has given me plenty of educational opportunities and clinical experiences. I consequently feel more confident, prepared, and mature than when I started a year ago.”
  • Thanks for everything during intern year. After a month at (new program), it really makes me appreciate how smoothly you had things running. We always knew what was going on with the program and the hospital and our input was encouraged, appreciated and acted on. So thanks again to everyone there for a great year.
  • "My Transitional Year at Mercy was one of the best years of my life."

Activities of Graduating Transitional Year Residents

Post-Transitional Year Destinations 2015

Ophthalmology
UCLA
Vanderbilt

Radiology
Boston University
Case Western Reserve
Duke
Johns Hopkins
Loma Linda University
VCU
University of Virginia
UPMC

Radiation Oncology
University of Arizona
University of Virginia
UPMC

Post-Transitional Year Destinations 2014

Dermatology
Wake Forest
UPMC

Ophthalmology
George Washington
SUNY-Stony Brook
UPMC

Radiology
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Columbia
UCSF
UPMC

Radiation Oncology
University of Nebraska

Post-Transitional Year Destinations 2013

Anesthesia
University of Arizona

Dermatology
UPMC

Ophthalmology
Henry Ford Hospital
University of Iowa
University of Rochester

Radiology
Boston University
Dartmouth
Einstein Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital
UCSD
UMDNJ
University of Florida
UPMC

Radiation Oncology
Drexel

Post-Transitional Year Destinations 2012

Anesthesiology
Harvard

Dermatology
UNC
UPMC

Ophthalmology
SUNY- Buffalo
UNC
UPMC

Radiology
Mt. Sinai
Penn State
UCLA
UCSF
UPMC

Post-Transitional Year Destinations 2011

Anesthesia
UMDNJ

Ophthalmology
Emory
Mt. Sinai
NYU
University of Arizona
WVU

PM&R
Temple

Radiology
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Michigan
University of Texas, Southwestern
WVU

Post-Transitional Year Destinations 2010

Anesthesiology
Stanford
Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Emergency Medicine
UCLA

Ophthalmology
University of Massachusetts
UPMC

Radiology
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Brown
George Washington
University of Pennsylvania
University of Seattle
UPMC
WVU

Radiation Oncology
Allegheny General Hospital

Post-Transitional Year Destinations 2009

Ophthalmology
Drexel
North Shore Long Island Jewish
Thomas Jefferson
USC

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UPMC

Radiology
Johns Hopkins
University of Rochester
University of Texas, Houston
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
University of Virginia
University of Washington
UPMC
Washington University, St. Louis
Yale — New Haven Hospital

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