Transitional Year Residency: Didactics

Didactic Opportunities with Real-World Application

About Our Educational Experience

Transitional Year residents immerse themselves in the weekly conferences, study groups, and other didactic experiences offered by each of our categorical programs. As an academic healthcare system, HCMC places strong institutional value on education, and offers numerous opportunities for resident learning.

Quality Improvement Opportunity

Transitional Residency Students in Hallway with Dr. Walsh Photo

Within the Transitional Year program, residents can opt for the popular Quality Improvement elective. During this four-week project, residents dive into a topic of their choice to analyze its root cause, and identify tangible areas for improvement. Residents then present their findings to peers and faculty.

HCMC implements many of these recommendations. Others result in national recognition for Transitional Year residents. In all cases, residents learn the discipline of quality improvement, in order to establish these skills within their own future practice.

Recent accomplishments

A Transitional Year resident’s project reviewed HCMC’s paging system and the issues generated from the default setting of "stat." HCMC’s quality committee adopted the recommendations, and the resident worked with staff to implement changes to the way HCMC prioritizes pages.

Another resident submitted a quality improvement project to the National Patient Safety Foundation, and was selected as a Poster Session participant for the National Patient Safety Congress in Washington, D.C.

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