Transitional Year Residency

The Harnett Health Transitional Year Residency program is a one-year position that serves as a preliminary year preceding a chosen categorical residency. Residents who participate in Harnett Health’s Transitional Year program will work closely with Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents as well as several community- and hospital-based attending physicians in various specialties.

Program Director – Evelyn Slee, DO

Dr. Patrick

Dr. Slee is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She obtained her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine- Carolinas Campus (VCOM). She completed a Traditional Rotating Internship as well as an Internal Medicine Residency at Harnett Health affiliated with Campbell University.

Dr. Slee was offered a position at Harnett Health in Hospitalist Medicine after finishing her residency program at this institution. She was a member of the first class of residents at Harnett Health and has been involved in advancing the program during residency as well as serving as core faculty following residency.  She has a passion for teaching residents and students and plans to continue pursuing career opportunities in graduate medical education.

Associate Program Director – Dr. Shaina Nazare, DO

Dr. Nazare

We have received the following feedback from our transitional year graduates regarding our program:

  • Community-based program with great emphasis on resident wellness and diversity.
  • Great place for the first year of residency without getting too overwhelmed.
  • Small program, everyone getting to know everyone.
  • Wide variety and a broad spectrum of cases.
  • 1:1 attention from attendings / easy access to faculty.
  • Equal attention and opportunities as IM residents.
  • Good opportunities for procedures.
  • Opportunity to work alongside residents and Faculty of IM and Family Medicine.
  • Facilities to assist research and publications through Campbell University.

The Transitional Year curriculum is structured to provide residents with the fundamental knowledge and essential principles necessary to further training. To guarantee an optimal amount of training is given, each transitional year resident is required to complete: four months on inpatient internal medicine services, a month of nights, two months of emergency medicine, two months of ambulatory/quality improvement and three months of a chosen elective. Didactic sessions are coupled with the internal medicine residents and include morning report, noon conferences, journal club, M&M, and board review.

  • Applications accepted only through ERAS
  • Required documents:
    • CV
    • Personal statement
    • A minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
    • Dean’s letter
    • Transcripts
    • COMLEX/USMLE Transcript for Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 required (if applicable) for all applicants
  • Interviews offerings are based on academic performance, clinical skills, letters of recommendation, scholarship activity, and personal characteristics.
  • COMLEX level 1&2 OR USMLE Step 1. Step 2ck and STEP 2Cs must be passed prior to rank list submission (mid-February).
  • Candidates who had completed previous prelim/ TY program are not eligible