In 2021, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 99,000 views of transitional year residency programs. In this list, we pare the 172 programs down to the 10 programs transitional year residency programs ranked at the top for user interest.

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Rankings are based on identified medical student activity on FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. FREIDA allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 12,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Transitional year is an intern experience that many fields require or prefer where the student experiences a global training before beginning residency training. In this training, the graduate would experience both surgical and internal medicine rotations and be well prepared to enter a specialty where a thorough understanding of pathology, physiology and surgical procedures are necessary.

  1. Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Sinai-Grace) Program

  2. Coney Island Hospital Program

  3. HCA Healthcare East Florida Division GME/Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Program

  4. Baylor All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth Program

  5. Brookwood Baptist Health Program

  6. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Arizona) Program

  7. HCA Healthcare East Florida Division GME/Kendall Regional Medical Center Program

  8. Loyola Medicine MacNeal Hospital Program

  9. HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine GME/Brandon Regional Hospital Program

  10. Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital Program

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