Our transitional year residency program trains physicians who share Loma Linda University Health’s vision of holistic health. The program is a one-year, university-based residency accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Quick Facts

Elective months, offering great flexibility
Program tracks: Classic, PrevMed, OccMed or OMFS
Hour drive to beaches, mountains or deserts

Why Choose Us

  • A foundation for your future: In preparation for your transition into a categorical residency program, we provide a well-balanced, comprehensive foundation in multiple clinical disciplines.
  • Train in various settings: You’ll have access to the full range of required clinical experiences at nearby facilities — primarily at Loma Linda University Medical Center. You’ll also train in a range of urban and suburban settings, including the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System and SAC Health System.
  • Nurturing your education: Our innovative program offers a wealth of educational and clinical resources. Clinical faculty in each specialty dedicate themselves to the education of our residents.
portrait of former resident Dr. Pace
portrait of former resident Dr. Pace
“The breadth and flexibility of training I received helped me to be a better doctor. Traditionally, I would have spent a year with general surgery and would not have had valuable experiences in anesthesia or internal, family/ambulatory, or emergency medicine.”

What Our Leadership is Saying

Kevin C. Shannon, MD, MPH

Director, Transitional Year Residency Program

Loma Linda University Health is the tertiary care and trauma center for our region. If you are committed to training at a high-quality academic institution that fosters a sense of teamwork at a broad range of clinical training sites, apply here.

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Portrait of Dr. Shannon