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Transitional Year Residency

A Great Place to Start

The Aurora Transitional Year Residency is designed to provide a broad medical educational experience to facilitate the choice of and/or preparation for future specialty training.

Program Director Colleen Nichols, MD provides an introduction to the residency.

Program Facts


We’ve been a stepping-stone to specialty residencies and careers since 1969.

Program Overview


Our mission is to provide broad-based clinical training to prepare residents for a variety of medical fields.

Our Principles


Our program offers a large degree of curricular flexibility and individual choice to meet career goals.

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Medical Centers

Residents train at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center and Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Our Medical Centers

Meet the Faculty

Aurora Transitional Year Residency faculty bring diverse backgrounds and a deep understanding of medicine to our program and serve as excellent role models and teachers for our residents.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet the Residents

Aurora residents come from all over the U.S. and the world, and bring a wide range of skills and interests to our program. Get to know them by watching a resident Q&A.

Meet Our Residents

Residency Positions

Our program, which consists of 14 interns, offers nine positions through the NRMP match and holds five positions for the Aurora St. Luke's Diagnostic Radiology Residency.

The program has consistently brought in highly qualified candidates, and 100% of our graduates have entered accredited specialty residency programs. These specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Anesthesiology and Radiation Oncology, among others.

Salary & Benefits

We value the contributions of our house staff and offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

In addition to the general housestaff benefits, Transitional Year residents receive the following educational stipends:

  • $450 for books, medical equipment required by the program, journal subscriptions and computer software
  • $1,000 conference stipend, at the program director’s discretion
  • $200 for technological support devices

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Apply to the Residency

Learn how to apply to the Aurora Transitional Year Residency program. Get information about candidate requirements and the application process.

Contact Us

Request information or connect with the program director.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Aurora’s broad and integrated system not only affords you new opportunities but also new places to explore – from Lake Geneva to Milwaukee to Green Bay.

Aurora Medical Centers

Explore the medical center(s) where you’ll train during your GME residency. 

Why Aurora GME?

Get hands-on experience in a supportive, patient-focused environment.


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