Transitional Year

Established in 1991 as an Osteopathic Rotating Internship, the Transitional Year program at UPMC Altoona is fully integrated within the Altoona Family Physicians Family Medicine Residency and is a part of the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine MedNet OPTI program. The program is initially accredited by the ACGME and in the application process for Osteopathic Recognition.

The residency is sponsored by the UPMC Altoona Family Physicians Family Medicine Residency and offers a unique blend of hands-on patient care in the inpatient, outpatient, and specialty elective settings.  

Recent residents have matriculated from the following medical schools: University of Indiana, Ohio State University, Georgetown University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of Pittsburgh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College-Thomas Jefferson University, Campbell University, Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Kentucky and many others.  

ACGME accreditation allows our graduates to pursue ACGME fellowships after residency training.  Recent graduates of the program have gone on to residencies in family medicine, dermatology, radiology, anesthesiology, physiatry, ophthalmology, and diving medicine. Several others have entered the military as flight surgeons, general medical officers, and in diving medicine.