the Program

PROGRAM FACTS

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FACULTY

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A committed and enthusiastic full-time Transitional Year (TY) faculty, full-time teaching staff from other in-house residency programs and a large voluntary faculty supports the Transitional Year Program. Anyone admitting a patient to a resident team or consulting on a teaching service patient contributes to the residents' education. Many of our voluntary specialists provide clinical preceptorships - not to fulfill a contractual obligations, but because they enjoy teaching and interacting with residents. The Transitional Year Program full-time faculty includes:

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Colleen Nichols, MD, Program Director

Colleen Nichols, MD, Program Director

A 1992 graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Nichols completed her Internal Medicine residency training at MCW in 1995. After serving as chief resident at MCW for one year, Dr. Nichols joined the Transitional Year faculty and staff in 1996. She served as the Associate Program Director until July 2011 at which time she assumed the Program Directorship role. In addition to her involvement in the internship program, Dr. Nichols is also the Medical Director of the Aurora Health Care Continuing Professional Development office.

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Richard Battiola, MD, Associate Program Director

Richard Battiola, MD, Associate Program Director

Dr. Battiola is a 1983 graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he also completed his Internal Medicine residency. He has been a full-time faculty member at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center since 1988 and was the Transitional Year Program Director since from 1991 to 2011. In July of 2011 he became the Program Director for the Aurora Health Care/U.W. Affiliated Internal Medicine Residency Program but remains actively involved in Transitional Year internship education and administration as the associate program director.

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Aijaz Noor, MD

Aijaz Noor, MD

Dr. Noor joined our faculty in July 2000, after completing his residency and tenure as chief resident of the Aurora Health Care Internal Medicine Residency. Dr. Noor is very active clinically and interacts with our housestaff on a regular basis in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to his active role in the Transitional Year internship, Dr. Noor became associate program director of the AHC/UW affiliated Internal Medicine residency in July 2012.

A large number of other full-time and voluntary faculty, representing all major specialties, actively participate in resident education, acting as role models for learning the science and practice of medicine.