Program Overview (TP)

St.Vincent Transitional Year and Preliminary Medicine residencies are intensive, one-year programs that prepare graduates for subsequent training in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Through a solid core of required rotations and a broad array of elective options, residents may tailor their education to meet individual career goals. Teaching is a priority at St.Vincent and we strive to train our residents to realize cost-effective quality care for their patients through evidence-based medicine.


St.Vincent Children's Hospital, St.Vincent 86th Street Hospital, Primary Care Center, various offsite locations.

Teaching Faculty

St. Vincent provides over 30 full-time clinical faculty in general internal medicine and family medicine plus numerous volunteer faculty in all the specialties and subspecialties of medicine and surgery. Our teaching faculty value their relationship with the residency program and the rotating residents. The camaraderie and collegiality that exists among residents and faculty is second to none.


Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)


Residents participate in a number of didactic activities throughout the year. Grand Rounds are held monthly and noon conferences are held daily. Morning report is held four days a week.  Optional conferences include IM Study Club (board review), Ambulatory Care Conference, EKG Conference, and Tumor Board.

What Sets Us Apart

Our competitive program is highly respected for the broad range of academic resources, flexibility in scheduling and for the possibility to begin internship before July 1st. Transitional/Preliminary residents receive the same benefits, evaluations, and schedules as other categorical residents. Intra-program camaraderie is recognized as a strong point of all St.Vincent programs.  We are also very fortunate to offer grant funding for international medicine electives via application process.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Research by Transitional and Preliminary residents is encouraged and many opportunities exist for these activities. In past years, Transitional and Preliminary residents have participated in clinical research projects and presented and published their work. Grant money is available by application through the St.Vincent Foundation. Further details on research opportunities and activity are available from the Program Director.