We prepare residents and students to be excellent physicians and well-developed individuals by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practical applications of skills taught by a team of dedicated medical professionals.
Transitional Year Internship Program
Thank You for your interest in Garnet Health Medical Center’s Transitional Year Internship Program! The mission of the Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education Program at Garnet Health Medical Center is to prepare residents and students to be excellent physicians and well-developed individuals by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practical applications of skills taught by a team of dedicated medical professionals.
Our goal is to foster the development of clinical knowledge, professional skills, compassionate behavior, and a caring attitude. These attributes are required of high-quality osteopathic interns.
For More Information & To Apply
Thank you for your consideration of our Transitional Year Residency Program. Please explore the following sections for more information about our program - from our didactics and schedule.
If you have additional questions about the program, please contact:
Applications to Garnet Health Medical Center’s Residency Programs will only be accepted through ERAS, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service.
Cristian Castro-Nunez, Transitional Year Program Director
Cristian Castro-Nunez, DO is the Transitional Year Program Director for our Graduate Medical Education Program. Dr. Castro-Nunez is Board-certified in Family Medicine, receiving his medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He completed his internship and residency at United Health Services Hospital.
Explore Our Residency Program
We provide outstanding clinical experiences and didactic learning opportunities, combined with an excellent quality of life. Our flexible curriculum allows plenty of time for electives, giving you the chance to further explore areas that interest you.
The program trains 12 interns each year and can be, depending on the interest of the intern, tailored to emphasize Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or other sub-specialties. The internship focuses on fundamentals of differential diagnosis and clinical problem solving. Interns master the techniques of history-taking and physical examination, gain expertise in the care of patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and to develop competence in procedural skills.
In addition, interns also will be expected to master techniques of structural examination and manipulative treatment. Structural exams will be reviewed by the attending physician and regular conferences will be held to review and discuss structural and palpatory diagnosis and manipulative treatment. Interns have the opportunity to participate in our OMT clinic and osteopathic manipulative medicine conference weekly.
- Family Medicine Outpatient - 4 weeks
- Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
- Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
- ICU/Critical Care - 4 weeks
- General Surgery - 4 weeks
- Pediatrics or Women's Health - 4 weeks
- Research - 4 weeks
- Elective 1 - 4 weeks
- Elective 2 - 4 weeks
- Elective 3 - 4 weeks
- Vacation - 3 weeks
- Selective - 4 weeks
- Vacation - 7 days
Please enjoy a short virtual tour video for prospective residents showcasing our our facilities: