Contact us

For more information about our program contact HCA Houston GME at

How to apply

Applications are accepted exclusively through ERAS (#9994800259). Please upload the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation/ Deans Letter
  • Medical School transcript
  • USMLE/ COMLEX Transcript
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Our program

The overall objective of the Transitional Year Residency Program is to produce well-rounded residents who have a balanced experience in a variety of clinical settings prior to entering advanced residency programs. The resident will learn how to evaluate and manage patients with common general medical conditions, gather an accurate and orderly medical history, learn how to perform a detailed and comprehensive medical examination, and integrate this information for optimal medical decision-making. Faculty and senior residents will provide lecture presentations in inpatient medicine, emergency medicine, surgery and subspecialty topics in conjunction with procedure workshops, simulation labs, morbidity and mortality, journal club and grand rounds. Residents will have the opportunity to present during case conference and participate in scholarly activity.

Transitional Year Rotations: 13- 4 week Blocks

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine Wards (4 rotations)
  • Internal Medicine NF
  • ICU
  • ICU Night Float
  • Surgery
  • Ambulatory Medicine Clinic
  • Electives (3 rotations)

Conference schedule

Wednesday 1:00pm- 5:00PM

  • Weekly Medicine Lectures
  • Procedure workshops
  • Simulation labs
  • Grand Rounds
  • Case Conference
  • Monthly Journal Club

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Transitional year overview curriculum

The curriculum is designed to meet the guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and its Transitional Year Residency Review Committee. This education includes monthly rotations in inpatient medicine, intensive care units, emergency medicine and ambulatory medicine. This schedule is organized according to a curriculum that is primarily driven by educational need and not by departmental service needs. The curriculum includes regular teaching conferences during Fundamental Clinical Skills (FCS) months, multiple weekly interdepartmental subspecialty conferences and a core curriculum of general internal medicine topics during the inpatient medicine months.

Rotation Length
Ambulatory Medicine Clinic 1 block
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Surgery 1 block
Intensive Care Unit 1 block
ICU Night Float 1 block
Internal Medicine 4 blocks
Internal Medicine Night Float 1 block
Electives 3 blocks

Training & Education Highlights:

  • Weekly didactics
  • Procedure workshops
  • Scholarly activity
  • Board Review
  • Team building programs
  • Morbidity and Mortality presentations
  • Journal Club presentations
  • National Grand Round
  • Case presentations
  • Hospital Committee involvement
  • Morning Reports

Salary and stipend

Resident Benefits:

  • 2020- 2021 AY PGY1 resident salary= $52, 934/ year
  • Resident Call Meal Stipend = $950/ year
  • 15 PTO days
  • Free parking
  • Cellphone
  • Laptop
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services
  • Placement assistance upon graduation
  • Medical Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical and Dental for Dependents and Domestic Partner
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k