Director's Welcome

Dr. Laurel FickWe are proud of our outstanding Transitional and Preliminary Residents! If you are considering our program, here is what you need to know.

St. Vincent Hospital offers a Transitional Year Residency (18 residents) and a Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency (6 residents), each providing one year of post-graduate clinical education to prepare residents for subsequent training in a medical, surgical, or support specialty.

The most common careers chosen by our Transitional and Preliminary Medicine graduates are in Anesthesiology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Neurology , Dermatology and PM&R. Both programs also provide an excellent training experience for those undecided on a specific specialty.

The Transitional Year Residency is co-sponsored by the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Departments. With appropriate selection of electives, either program can allow the resident to meet the PGY- 1 requirements for transfer into the categorical residencies in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, should openings be available.

Thank you for considering our program. Please know that I am committed to making the Transitional and Preliminary Medicine Residency Programs the best training experiences possible.

Laurel B. Fick, M.D.