Clinical Rotations and Curriculum

Transitional Year Clinical Rotations and Electives

The transitional year is designed to provide a broad experience in general medicine, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The program also prepares residents for further training in a variety of subspecialty rotations and provides several elective opportunities to help them define their field of interest in medicine.

Sample clinical rotation schedule

There are 13 blocks of 28 days each.

  • Fundamental Clinical Skills: 7 to 8 blocks
    • Ward medicine
    • Ward medicine float
    • MICU
    • Night float
  • Elective: 3 to 4 blocks
  • Emergency medicine: 1 block
  • Ambulatory Rotation (Adult or pediatric outpatient clinic)

Elective opportunities

  • Cardiology consult
  • Dermatopathology
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics inpatient — Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Pediatric subspecialty — Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Subspecialty — Dermatology or others as available
  • Primary/Urgent care clinic
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery (Cardiovascular-CT surg)
  • Surgery (General)
  • Trauma
  • Urology
  • Other (i.e., Research)