• Transitional Year Residency Program


    Greetings and welcome to the 1-year Transitional Year Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California.

Transitional Year Residency


Message from the Program Director

D. Brian Wood - MDAs program director, it is my privilege to begin a program that trains compassionate, well-rounded physicians and to prepare each resident for the specialty she or he aspires to. To facilitate this aim, core faculty members have been selected from foundational clinical rotations including Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery.

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Application Process

We invite you to consider St. Joseph's Medical Center located in Stockton, CA as you make your residency program selection.

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Competency Curriculum Goals and Objectives

The primary purpose of transitional year residency training is to provide residents with a well-balanced educational program covering multiple clinical disciplines designed to facilitate the preparation for a specific specialty. 

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Core Competencies

We have six core competencies we require of all our residents.

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Residency Curriculum

We are ACGME Accredited Transitional Year Program. You will receive 28 weeks of Fundamental Clinical Skills (FCS) and 16 week of Electives.

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Salaries, Benefits, Terms and Conditions

Summary of the key terms, conditions and benefits of appointment in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited training programs sponsored by Dignity Health (DH), St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC) of Stockton CA.

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Training Sites

Check out our two main sites for both inpatient and outpatient care.

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Our Faculty and Residents

Our Program

The St. Joseph’s Hospital Transitional Year training program will welcome its’ first class of ten residents in summer 2020.  St. Joseph’s is a busy urban hospital in Stockton, CA. The hospital has over 300 beds, a busy ICU, and hosts delivery of over 3,000 babies each year. Transitional Year residents’ primary outpatient experience is at nearby Community Medical Centers – Channel, serving the diverse patient population of the greater Stockton area. Residents also will have the opportunity to train at other area clinics and hospitals during their elective time. The program provides an excellent and diverse training environment in the heart of California’s Central Valley. 

The St. Joseph’s Transitional Year Residency Program is part of a multi-year effort to expand graduate medical education at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine programs started in 2018, and Internal Medicine will be starting 2020. One of the hallmarks of the St. Joseph’s Transitional Year Residency Program is collaboration among different specialties with unique learning opportunities for residents, research projects, and benefits to patient care.

Residents will find a welcoming and caring family of faculty and staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. The unique combination of busy urban hospital surrounded by a relatively rural and under-served community yields excellent patient care experiences. Please consider pursuing your transitional year training with our program!


For More Information Please Contact:

Jessica Oliveira
Transitional Year Residency Program Coordinator
St. Joseph’s Medical Center
1800 N. California St.
Stockton, CA 95204
[email protected]