Interactive Program Information

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For more information about our program, please contact Brittany Espinoza, assistant program director.

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How to apply

ACGME: 9994800258

NRMP: 2211999P1

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Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Transitional Year residency at HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Kingwood! We look forward to meeting you and sharing all that our program has to offer.

Our inaugural class began July 2020. During our first year, we have focused on building a solid foundation of core and elective rotations while expanding the elective options available to transitional year residents.

Mission Statement

The Kingwood Medical Center Transitional Year Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

Our Transitional Year residency program accepts 13 residents each academic year for one year of postgraduate training to prepare them for subsequent residencies in other specialties.

The overall objective of our programs is to produce well-rounded residents who have balanced experience in a variety of clinical settings prior to entering advanced residency programs.

The curriculum is tailored to meet all ACGME requirements for PGY2 advancement while providing broad exposure to a variety of surgical and medical subspecialties. We have worked hard to develop a diverse didactic curriculum drawing upon evidence-based medicine, USMLE Step 3 review sessions, journal clubs, and the fundamentals of the business of practicing medicine.

Residents will have an opportunity to participate in scholarly activity, simulation labs and procedure workshops during their training. We have a great team of faculty members dedicated to the education and advancement of our future physicians.

HCA Healthcare Houston Healthcare Kingwood is a 439-bed acute care hospital with more than 650 of the region's most talented doctors, and over 1,600 employees. For over 25 years, we have consistently enhanced the quality of care our patients receive and continue to grow to meet our community’s needs.

We proudly provide resident physicians with the diverse clinical training experience necessary to advance their fundamental clinical skills and prepare them for their future training programs.

Get to Know the Team

Essam Girgawy, MD Program Director

Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Salary & Benefits Information







  • Medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
  • Retirement: 401k (employer matching offered)
  • Equipment: iPhone, laptop, white coats
  • On-Call Meal Stipend: $950 per academic year
  • Orientation Stipend: $500
  • 15 days of paid time off