Transitional Year

About The Program

The goal of the Transitional Year Residency program at NGMC is to help create a solid foundation during the intern year that will train physicians who will become deeply compassionate, high quality, highly reliable, cost conscious physicians who practice with a deep sense that they impact life at its most sacred moments.

What makes a transitional year program different?

Unlike a preliminary year which is typically done in one area (generally either internal medicine, surgery or pediatrics) a transitional year includes experiences in a variety of different fields including but not limited to internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, critical care, health system leadership, patient safety quality/research and clinical skills, and outpatient primary care. The goal is to allow for a broad-based training while at the same time maximizing flexibility to meet individual personal and professional interests.

Welcome from the Program Director

Program Information

How to Apply

Review Transitional Year application requirements

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Mission & Goals

View our program's mission & goals to see how we put our residents first.

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Our dedicated team is passionate about developing the physicians of tomorrow.

Meet Our Faculty


Learn details about the rotations for each year of training in the Transitional Year program.

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Our program includes training opportunities at treatment facilities across the Georgia region.

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Living Here

Learn why we love living in Gainesville, GA & Hall county.

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Meet our Transitional Year Residents.

Meet Our Residents

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Contact Information
Leslie David, MD, FAAFPTransitional Year Residency Program Director Eriskel LegetteTransitional Year Residency Program Coordinator 770-219-0020 Transitional Year Main Transitional Year Email
How many resident slots will you fill?


How do I apply to the TY Residency?

We accept applications only through ERAS. Only completed applications will be reviewed and considered for granting interviews.

Do you participate in the match?

Yes, we participate in the NRMP. All our positions, including DO positions, are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer contracts outside the match.

What constitutes a completed application?
  • Common Application Form
  • CV (ERAS generated)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcript
  • MSPE (Dean’s Letter)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Picture
Do you sponsor any Visas?

We only sponsor J-1 visas.

What are the minimum score requirements for Step 1 and Step 2?

We do not have any pre-set score cutoffs. All aspects of the application are reviewed and considered while granting interviews.

How many electives do TY residents get in the year?

Each resident gets two electives during the academic year.