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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
Cardiology, Lowcountry Cardiology Associates
Community Medicine, Berkeley Family Practice
Chest Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina
Dermatology, Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston
Emergency Medicine, Trident Medical Center
ENT, Lowcountry ENT
Gastroenterology, Trident Medical Center
Geriatrics, The Villages of Summerville
General Surgery, Trident Medical Center
Infectious Disease, Trident Medical Center
Nephrology, Trident Medical Center
Neurology, Trident Medical Center
Oakbrook Pediatric Clinic, Summerville
Ophthalmology, Lowcountry Eye Specialists
Ortho/Sports Medicine, Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Pediatric Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina
Pediatrics, Oakbrook Pediatric Clinic
Pharmacology, Trident Medical Center
Pulmonary Medicine, Trident Medical Center
Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina
Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolin
Ultrasound, Trident Medical Center
Urology, Trident Medical Center
Wound Care, 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 Monday through Thursday 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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