Transitional Year


The general guidelines for applying to our Transitional Year Program are as follows:

1. Applications are accepted through ERAS only.

  • Last date applications accepted: First week of November
  • Interview dates from the last week of October to the first week of January
  • You will be contacted via email if you are offered an interview
  • Must have passed Step 1 & Step 2 on first attempt
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation and Dean’s Letter from medical school
  • Qualify to receive a Limited Medical License from State of Michigan

2. International Medical Graduates

  • Graduation from medical school no more than three (3) years from the start of TY program
  • Clinical experience as a physician in a hospital no more than two (2) years from the start of TY program
  • J1 visas only
  • Must have passed step 1 and step 2 on first attempt
  • Valid ECFMG prior to the start of TY program

If you have questions regarding these guidelines, please email

Salary and Benefits

Spectrum Health provides a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package for our residents, staff and their families. Please visit our Salary and Benefits page to learn more.

Interview Day

The interview day starts at 9:30 am.  You will be given a tour of Spectrum Health by a current Transitional Year Resident and then taken to lunch.  You will return and interview with Dr. Qadir, our Program Director.

Your day should end approximately 3:00 pm or earlier.

Ready to Apply?

All applications are accepted through ERAS. Please see the For Applicants section of your preferred program for additional details.

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