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Transitional Year

Mission Statement

The mission of the Piedmont Athens Regional Transitional Year residency program is to provide high quality, evidence-based, medical education to residents getting ready to pursue advanced subspecialty training.

Program Aims

Aim 1: Provide high quality evidence based education in the fundamentals of clinical medicine for residents going into advanced subspecialty programs.

Aim 2: Role-modeling professional behavior that will help prepare them for their future as practicing physicians.

Aim 3: Create a supportive environment that will entice them to return to practice in their specialty field in Athens, GA.

Aim 4: Provide a well-balanced clinical year in multiple disciplines including electives in PSQI, leadership, and other non-clinical specialties.

James Appiah-Pippim, MD, MPH, FCCP
James Appiah-Pippim, MD, MPH, FCCP
Transitional Year Program Director

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