University of Hawaii Transitional Year Residency Program

UHTRP provides 7 PGY-1 residents with a well-balanced year with multiple clinical disciplines that occur in several community-based institutions in preparation for their chosen categorical residency.

Mission & Vision

The University of Hawaii Transitional Residency Program (UHTRP) is committed to excellence in the pursuit of knowledge, compassionate patient care, and professionalism in a collegial environment. Our mission is that the residents, faculty, and staff of the UHTRP will be dedicated to the service of our community in Hawaii and the Pacific through education and quality patient care.

Our vision is to become an Ohana, (family) characterized by teamwork and mutual respect in a supportive learning environment. We envision a future in which we are integrated with the community, responsive and adaptive to change, and internationally renowned for excellence in patient care and the quality of our residents, faculty and medical education.

Goals & Objectives

The Program has educational goals and objectives for each of the six ACGME competencies:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice

Instruction focuses on learning fundamental clinical skills, as well as defining, diagnosing and managing a broad range of clinical problems through patient care.

Residents apply current medical knowledge in the biomedical, clinical, and behavioral sciences, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism to the provision of outstanding, compassionate patient care that encompasses both the treatment of illness and the promotion of health.

In providing this care, residents engage in practice based learning and improvement by assimilating new scientific evidence and developing an awareness of systems-based practice, responding to the larger context of public health and our evolving health care system.

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Sponsoring Programs

The sponsoring programs of UHTRP are the University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program and the University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program. Transitional residents rotate through both programs where they work closely with the programs' residents and faculty.

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