Transitional Year group

Transitional Year Residency Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the Trident/MUSC Transitional Year Residency is designed to give the residents broad exposure to common medical problems both in hospital and ambulatory settings. The curriculum is divided into 10 five-week blocks with a 2-week orientation block.

Rotation Blocks

  • Two week orientation
  • 5 blocks Family Medicine Inpatient Service at Trident
  • 1 block Emergency Medicine at MUSC
  • 1 block Ambulatory Care at MUSC
  • 3 blocks Electives (either Trident or MUSC)


Electives to choose from include:

  • Abdominal Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Cardiology, Lowcountry Cardiology Associates
  • Community Medicine, Berkeley Family Practice
  • Chest Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Dermatology, Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston
  • Emergency Medicine, Trident Medical Center
  • ENT, Lowcountry ENT
  • Gastroenterology, Trident Medical Center
  • Geriatrics, The Villages of Summerville
  • General Surgery, Trident Medical Center
  • Infectious Disease, Trident Medical Center
  • Nephrology, Trident Medical Center
  • Neurology, Trident Medical Center
  • Ophthalmology, Lowcountry Eye Specialists
  • Ortho/Sports Medicine, Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Pediatrics, Oakbrook Pediatric Clinic
  • Pharmacology, Trident Medical Center
  • Pulmonary Medicine, Trident Medical Center
  • Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Ultrasound, Trident Medical Center
  • Urology, Trident Medical Center
  • Wound Care, Trident Medical Center


In addition to our clinical curriculum, ample time is provided for conferences and didactic learning opportunities. Noon conferences occur Monday through Friday from 12:15 to 1:00 PM. Our conference/didactic offerings cover a broad range of evidence based medicine topics, such as inpatient medicine, outpatient medicine, pharmacotherapy, preventive medicine, sports medicine, behavioral science, radiology, dermatology, etc.