Transitional Year Residency Program

Transitional Year Residency Program


The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Transitional Year Residency Program is a one-year internship designed to provide well-balanced graduate medical education in multiple clinical disciplines.

The program consists of 26 weeks of Internal Medicine inpatient service, four weeks of General Surgery, four weeks of Emergency Medicine, four weeks of Ambulatory Care clinic, 10 weeks of elective rotations, and four weeks of vacation.

Your 10 weeks of electives can be selected from the following:

  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Genitourinary Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Supportive Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Thoracic Surgery

Medicine Sub-Specialty

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Outpatient Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal


November 15 (for following June start)

Length of Program

One Year

Number of Positions


How to Apply

Participate in ERAS. An application is complete when the following has been submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s Letter

International Medical Graduates must also submit a copy of their ECFMG Certificate. If you match to our program, we sponsor a J-1 visa.

When evaluating applications, the Recruitment Committee considers a broad range of factors. These include: academic performance during medical school, the Dean’s letter and other letters of recommendation, research experience, extracurricular activities, USMLE scores, and academic potential.

Additional Information

Memorial Hospital

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a 434-bed tertiary care hospital with over 500 attendings in 12 departments. Although it specializes in cancer care, the hospital manages a broad range of nononcologic problems. The hospital has over 22,000 annual admissions and discharges, greater than 285,000 outpatient visits in Manhattan, more than 16,000 surgical procedures, and close to 350,000 radiology procedures performed yearly.

The Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine has 150 attendings from over the various sub-specialities. The Division of General Medicine has ten subspecialty services including: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Integrative Medicine, Pain and Palliative Care, Pulmonary and Renal Medicine. There are seven Internal Medicine subspecialty fellowship programs represented at MSKCC, not including hematology and oncology.


Department of Medicine conferences include daily bedside attending rounds, morning reports, core curriculum lectures series, chairman-led professor rounds, medical grand rounds and Journal Club. Other conferences in the various disciplines will be required as you rotate through the various departments.

Program Director


Cori Salvit, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
[email protected]