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Demographics of the Transitional Year at Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Over the past twenty years the program has successfully recruited residents from allopathic and osteopathic schools.  As in most civilian Transitional Year Programs PGY-1 interns continue their training in advanced specialty training programs.  These typically include (in order of frequency):

Ophthalmology
Radiation Oncology
Diagnostic Radiology
Anesthesiology
Physiatry (PM&R)
Neurology
Occupational Medicine

The program also graduates trainees enrolled in the Armed Forces.  The majority of the graduating class, over the last 5 years, have included three residents who proceeded to military service (attaining certification in aerospace medicine).

The majority of our program’s Transitional Residents have been graduates of U.S. medical schools

Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

ECFMG certificate is not required for the interview but is preferred for international medical graduates who apply to the program.

Invitation to Interview

Candidates for interview will be selected based on review of the information provided in ERAS.  The program typically begins application review in October.  Invitations to interview in December, January and early February are usually sent in October and November.  The application deadline is December 1st*.

*The program will make deadline exceptions for applicants with civilian deferments and for early (January) match applicants whose outcomes were unanticipated (students incurring these circumstances are invited to contact program coordinator by telephone for guidance in the application procedure)

Medical School Graduation

Applicants should be no more than 5 years post-graduation from medical school.

Observership Program

The sponsoring institution does not offer an observership program.

USMLE Scores

A score of 200 and above on both Step 1 and 2 examinations.  Applicants can interview without USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills and Clinical Knowledge being taken.  Applicants are required to have passed USMLE Step 2 – Clinical Skills and Clinical Knowledge before starting in a 1st year position.  Presence Saint Francis Hospital does not have an official “number of attempts” for passing Steps I and II.  However, after more than “2” attempts an applicant’s application would not be given high consideration.

U.S. Clinical Experience

U. S. clinical experience is not a requirement.

Visas and Immigration

Presence Saint Francis Hospital sponsors H1 and J1 visas.

Unanticipated San Francisco (early) Match Result

The TY program director recognizes that early match outcomes may change strategic decisions. Candidates whose early match results have had unanticipated impact on their training strategy who wish to be considered after the December 1st application deadline are invited to contact the program’s coordinator 847.316.3111 for consideration on a case by case basis

Military deferments for civilian training

Candidates who receive deferments from the US Armed Services for civilian training after the December 1st application deadline are invited to contact the program’s coordinator 847.316.3111 for consideration on a case by case basis

View a sample resident contract.