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Welcome to the Presence Resurrection Medical Center Transitional Year Program. We are an ACGME accredited program with a long history of providing excellent and broad based first year postgraduate medical training for physicians preparing for residency programs in specialties including radiology, radiation oncology, ophthalmology, anesthesia, dermatology and other disciplines.

Presence Resurrection Medical Center is a community hospital located on the far northwest side of Chicago. It offers a wide range of services including an open heart surgery program, an on site inpatient rehabilitation center, a cancer center, and an emergency department that provides service to a large area that includes O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest.

Graduate and undergraduate medical education has been part of the fabric of Presence Resurrection Medical Center since its founding in 1953. The Transitional Year program is co-sponsored by the institution's Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs. Major university affiliations include Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Midwestern University. Residents and students from these schools rotate through Presence Resurrection Medical Center.

The curriculum is designed to provide the transitional year resident with a solid foundation for subsequent specialty training. Residents work very closely with a dedicated attending staff and are afforded a high degree of responsibility in a collegial atmosphere. A wide variety of elective rotations is available.

We appreciate your interest in our program and invite you to explore the opportunities available here at Presence Resurrection Medical Center. We believe we offer an experience that provides an excellent chance to learn and grow professionally in one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the country.


Gary Fahrenbach, M.D. Portrait

Gary Fahrenbach, M.D.
Director, Transitional Year Residency Program