In 2021, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 8.5 million views of medical residency programs. With this list of transitional year residencies, we draw from the 1,911 first-year positions for transitional year and reveal which residency programs offer the most positions.

Rankings are based on FREIDA™ data updated from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, 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. Emory University School of Medicine Program – 29 positions

  2. Naval Medical Center (San Diego) Program – 27 positions

  3. San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Program – 27 positions

  4. Naval Medical Center (Portsmouth) Program – 25 positions

  5. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Program – 24 positions

  6. Brookwood Baptist Health Program – 23 positions

  7. Madigan Healthcare System Program – 22 positions

  8. Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Sinai-Grace) Program – 22 positions

  9. WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center Program – 20 positions

  10. Baylor All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth Program – 20 positions

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