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Transitional Year Residency Program

Grand Forks, ND

Dear Prospective Resident,

We welcome your interest in our residency program and are excited to share with you what we believe is an excellent opportunity to participate in a year of preparatory community based training and the development of fundamental skills in inpatient and
ambulatory care.

The Transitional Year Residency Program is an integrated
program of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, conducted almost exclusively at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D. In addition to Sanford, we are affiliated with the Fargo Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, which has a long-standing history of dedication to medical education as well as patient care. Educational activities at the VA Hospital complement those at Sanford by providing perspectives in quality management of chronic diseases unique to the veteran population.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a solid, community-based training program, with enough flexibility to meet your individual needs. Our program, our staff, and our hospital are committed to a quality educational experience, where each resident's involvement and experiences assure close relationships with peers as well as extensive interaction with faculty.

We are committed to a solid base of general internal medicine training in our program. To that end, we require four months of inpatient Internal Medicine; a month each in Critical Care, General Surgery (Trauma & Consultative Services), Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Care rotation provided at the Family Healthcare Center, and 0.5 month of night float/medicine.

The flexibility of the UND Transitional Year Program offers 3.5 months of elective rotations, of which one month could be at an offsite location. This allows the resident to explore other medical and surgical specialties that he or she will be practicing in the future. The comprehensive, one-year curriculum emphasizes hands-on medical study and the freedom to explore elective specialties.

Alumni state that their training here has prepared them well for the disciplines they entered for categorical training.

As you explore your training options, if professional and personal quality of life and a welcoming small city atmosphere are important to you, we hope you will consider UND. We look forward to discussing our program with you in more detail as you look ahead to making this very important career decision.

Neville Alberto, MD
Program Director
Transitional Year Residency

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