family medicine residency program

Transitional Year Residency

Firelands Regional Medical Center offers a transitional year residency featuring a strong clinical base for any residency. The transitional year residents at Firelands Regional Medical Center are the foundation of the house staff and provide important mentoring and leadership roles for the students. The program includes both ambulatory and hospital based rotations, giving residents progressive independence in medical management and decision making. The hospital combines a strong didactic clinical medical education with a busy regional medical center to provide the resident with one of the strongest medical education experiences possible. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is integrated into the program through bi-monthly OMM workshops and an expectation that the OMM principles learned in the classroom are translated into patient care in the clinics and on the hospital floors.

The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved four slots for Firelands Regional Medical Center's transitional year residency.

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Medical Internship Salary


"Firelands Regional Medical Center was in every way the best place I could have done an internship. Firelands has an exceptional didactic program, hospital and facilities, patient variety, and pathology base. Firelands also provides an excellent clinic setting to work and learn in as well as a tremendous variety of services. I truly believe that Firelands is one of the best osteopathic training hospitals in the country. Firelands truly is a crown jewel in Sandusky."

Scott Ducharme, DO
Class of 2011, transitional year resident

PGY-1: $52,451

Additional Resident Benefits

  • Health insurance plan including prescription drug, dental and vision coverage for house staff and family
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Liability insurance
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Educational stipend
  • Exercise allowance
  • Moving allowance
  • AOA membership fee
  • Ohio training certificate fee
  • Two lab coats
  • Meals while on duty

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