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Apply for Transitional Year Residency Program

Selection Process

Our selection process is based upon multiple factors, including general academic performance, clinical performance, letters of recommendation, personal qualities and achievements.

Deadline and Documentation

The Transitional Year Residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center accepts applications from September through December through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Required documents include:

  • Main application through ERAS
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of reference
  • USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 results 
  • Your medical school transcripts


The selection committee reviews all material and interviews a select group of qualified applicants. Interviews to fill the four  available positions will be conducted starting in November.

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our Transitional Year Program.