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Transitional Year Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Transitional Year Residency

Virginia Mason offers a Transitional Year program with five positions approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program provides a maximum breadth of experience in all aspects of patient care.

Carly Magnusson

Carly Magnusson, MD

Program Director, Transitional Year

Welcome! We’re glad you’ve found us. The Virginia Mason Transitional Year internship is a year of learning, growth, and camaraderie in preparation for wherever your training takes you.

In 2019, our residents developed a mission statement for the Transitional Year: The mission of the Transitional Year program is to create a personalized, multidisciplinary foundation to transform residents into specialists through innovation and quality-focused training.

Personalized: We make every effort to tailor the experience to each intern by taking into account preferences, career plans, and personal interests in creating the schedule.

Multidisciplinary: Transitional Year internships are a unique opportunity to develop skills across both medical and surgical specialties – and we take pride in providing the same quality of education to our TY interns as our categorical interns receive.

Transform residents into specialists: Our interns have a wide variety of career plans following the strong clinical foundation created by their Transitional Year.

Innovation and quality-focused training: Virginia Mason Medical Center is internationally recognized for its robust and unique quality improvement infrastructure. The Transitional Year includes specific education on these tools through our Systems Based Practice rotation. For those interested in diving deeper, interns are always welcome to get involved in shaping the processes around them.

Above all, this clinical training is delivered in an environment that prioritizes support and well-being. Whether you’re only at Virginia Mason for a year or you’re staying in one of our categorical programs, the friendships you make and the network you develop will be part of your support system for years to come. You’ll also have ample opportunity to explore Seattle and the immense natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

We hope you’ll consider joining us!

Carly Magnusson, MD

How to Apply

All application materials for the residency programs at Virginia Mason MUST be forwarded to us through the Electronic Residency Application Service ERAS. We do not accept faxed, email or paper copies of resumes or applications. All positions are filled through the NRMP. The program does not fill any intern positions outside of the NRMP.

For additional information about the application process please review our residency application frequently asked questions.

Once this process has been completed, your application will be reviewed.

Inquiries concerning the Transitional Year program should be addressed to:

Carly Magnusson, MD
Program Director, Transitional Year

Haley Fielder
Program Coordinator