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Department of Family Medicine

Transitional Year Residency Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the Trident Medical Center-MUSC Transitional Year Residency is designed to give the residents broad exposure to common medical problems both in hospital and ambulatory settings. The curriculum is divided into 10 five-week blocks with a 2-week orientation block.

Curricular elements include:

  • Two week orientation
  • 5 blocks Family Medicine Inpatient Service
  • 1 block Emergency Medicine
  • 1 block Ambulatory Care
  • 1 block Radiology
  • 2 blocks Electives

Electives to choose from include:

Abdominal Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina
Allergy and Immunology, Trident Medical Center
Cardiology, Trident Medical Center
Chest Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina
Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston
ENT, Lowcountry ENT
Family Medicine, Coastal Primary Care or Palmetto Primary Care
Gastroenterology, Trident Medical Center
General Surgery, Trident Medical Center
Hematology/Oncology, Trident Medical Center
Infectious Disease, Trident Medical Center
Neonatology, Trident Medical Center
Nephrology, Trident Medical Center
Neurology, Trident Medical Center
Oakbrook Pediatric Clinic, Summerville
Opthalmology, Carolina Eyecare Physicians
Ortho/Sports Medicine, Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Pediatric Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina
Pulmonary Medicine, Trident Medical Center
Rheumatology, Trident Medical Center
Urgent care, Medical University of South Carolina Family Medicine Clinic
Urology, Trident Medical Center

In addition to our clinical curriculum, ample time is provided for conferences and didactic learning opportunities. Morning reports occur on Tuesday through Thursday from 8-8:30 AM. Noon conferences occur on Tuesday through Friday from 12:15-1:00 PM. Additional learning conferences are made available on an as needed basis. Our conference/didactic offerings cover a broad range of evidence based medicine topics (e.g., board review, inpatient medicine, outpatient medicine, pharmacotherapy, preventive medicine, sports medicine, behavioral science, radiology, dermatology, etc.).


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