University of Hawaii Transitional Year Residency Program

How many Transitional Residency positions are available?
There are currently 9 Transitional Residency positions, all of which are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

What are the other University of Hawai'i Residency Programs?
The University of Hawai'i has residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine (categorical and preliminary), obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry (general, geriatric, child/adolescent, addiction psychiatry/addiction medicine, and triple board) and general surgery (categorical and preliminary).

Where are Transitional Residents from?
The UH Transitional Residency Program is very competitive with residents coming from throughout the country.

What specialties do graduates enter?
Graduates of the Program have most frequently entered Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Radiology, Dermatology, Radiation Oncology and Anesthesiology.

Moving to Hawai'i seems costly. Does the program offer any type of financial help?
Relocating residents are currently reimbursed up to $2000 for actual moving expenses. To qualify for this reimbursement, a resident must be moving more than 50 miles and must not have been employed by Hawaii Residency Programs, Inc. during the previous 12 months.

What are the Program's start and end dates?
The official start date is July 1 - June 30, with mandatory orientation sessions during the last 1-2 weeks in June.

Does the Program offer reimbursement for education materials?
A one-time educational grant will be given to each resident for a maximum of $300. These educational grants are specifically for support of the costs of attendance at and travel to educational meetings or purchase of books and journals.

Does the Program offer reimbursement for education activities/conferences?
Each resident is eligible to receive a maximum of $500 for attendance at and travel to educational conferences. The resident must adhere to all policies of the Program as well as Hawaii Residency Programs, Inc. to qualify for these funds.

What electives does the Program offer?
There are a variety of electives offered. Please visit our “electives” page to review our current offered electives. Our most popular electives include: anesthesiology, dermatology, pathology, plastic surgery, radiation oncology, radiology (restrictions) and research (negotiable).

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