Highlights of the Program

Dear Prospective 2017-2018 Applicants,

Below is a list compiled from our recent graduating class of Transitional Year Residents outlining some of the highlights of our program:

  • Very supportive Program Director

  • Very supportive Program Coordinator

  • Education is a priority

  • Very flexible

  • Great faculty

  • Focus on education

  • Self directed learning rather than just being relied on to get the work done    

  • Great support staff

  • Excellent support system from faculty, staff, and healthcare leaders    

  • Ability to focus and tailor education in not only your specialty of choice but also sub-disciplines within general medicine    

  • Receptive and proactive faculty, very receptive to resident feedback

  • Working with a diverse patient population    

  • Interesting cases    

  • Opportunity to work with patients of many different cultural backgrounds

  • Focus is on educating us rather than using us for service or "scut work"    

  • Dr. Stanley takes measures to gear each resident's experience towards his/her chosen specialty field

  • The support system is awesome. There's always someone to turn to, whether it's Jennifer, Dr. Stanley, our attendings, or the operator (unsung heroes!)    

  • The RNs here are rock stars. They put in NG tubes, remove staples, and also apparently put in parenteral feeding tubes at bedside. Like I said, support is beyond compare.    

  • The central California location makes it relatively easy to visit several of California's popular national parks (Sequoia's, Yosemite, Big Sur) and major cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco)

  • The faculty make education your priority and as such make sure not to overburden you with tasks that could be a hindrance to your education

  • The residency programs are a new addition to a community hospital, providing for a unique learning experience in private practice (appealing coming from a large academic program) and allows our input into the programs to make meaningful contributions    

  • Huge emphasis on procedures. This program is excellent for hands-on learning. During my first week in the ICU (and also my first week of internship), I performed a lumbar puncture, placed three central lines, and intubated one patient.  

We hope you will apply! Please feel free to contact our amazing program coordinator, Jennifer Vogt (tyresidency.gme@kdhcd.org), with any questions.


The TY graduating class of  2016