Transitional Year

Program Overview



The Transitional Residency Program at John Peter Smith Hospital is ACGME accredited and accepts twelve residents each year. The program is based at John Peter Smith Hospital, the 573 bed public hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. This is a 12-month program designed to provide the resident with a broad internship prior to entering specialties such as Radiology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation and Radiation/Oncology.

Rotations include:

  • 2 months Internal Medicine
  • 2 months General Surgery
  • 2 months Emergency Medicine
  • 2 months Pediatrics
  • 1 month Family Medicine
  • 1 month Selective (Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics)
  • 2 months Elective


Transitional residents have a broad exposure on all services and interact with senior residents and faculty. They are the first to see the patient and participate in the management and procedures for all patients. Our training program is a hands-on type of program. There is quality supervision and teaching on all services. Each resident typically works one on one with a third or fourth year medical student.