Phone Number

Clinical Research
(803) 935-8300
Institutional Review Board
(803) 935-8300
Nursing Education
(803) 935-8504
Professional Training
(803) 936-7215
Graduate Medical Education Family Medicine
(803) 739-3491
Graduate Medical Education Transitional Year
(803) 791-2769

Transitional Year Residency

Headshot of Dr. McKay in a hospital hallway, with a group of Transitional Year residents chatting in the background.

Equipping Resident Physicians with a Solid Foundation in Clinical Skills for Advanced Training

Message from the Program Director

Program Details


Acquire a broad, well-balanced education through hands-on clinical training, including clinical informatics and health systems management.


Expert teaching from diverse, passionate faculty members in a collaborative environment.

Current Residents

We welcome 13 residents to our Transitional Year program every year.

How to Apply

Learn about the application process for becoming a resident in the transitional year program.

A Caring, Supportive Environment

Learn from a diverse faculty and get robust clinical experience in offering patient-centered care.

Message from the Program Director

Our Transitional Year program focuses on a diverse and abundant experience to allow recent graduates to develop and hone their clinical skills. We offer a wide range of electives, and the core curriculum includes a novel four-week experience in quality improvement and clinical informatics that we believe is vital to the safe and effective practice of medicine and your future careers.

Lexington Medical Center is committed to developing excellence in post-graduate medical education to ultimately meet the growing needs of our community. We are excited to also partner with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine as an affiliate. We eagerly await the completion of our new $20 million Graduate Medical Education building, which will provide a beautiful place to learn and practice medicine.

We’re located in the Midlands of South Carolina, near the state capitol, which is home to the University of South Carolina. Cultural, sporting and outdoor activities abound in this vibrant, eclectic and growing community in the Southeast. We have plenty of sunshine and warmth with short and pleasant winters. Our health system has been successful in growing and providing care to our patients, and we are confident your experience here will transform your career.

Meet Scott A. McKay, MD