Rajiv Chokshi, MD
Welcome from the Program Director
Dear Residency Candidate,
Welcome to the Broward Health Transitional Year Residency training program. We are dedicated to providing you with a world-class residency education in a caring and supportive environment. Broward Health is a nationally recognized system that has provided the highest quality healthcare services to our neighbors in South Florida for over 80 years. Broward Health includes four major hospitals and more than 30 healthcare facilities.
All of our residents receive individualized training and mentoring which will allow them to reach their highest aspirations as physicians in the subsequent advanced training program of their choice.
In addition to our renowned faculty, the Broward Health residency program offers our residents outstanding educational experiences within a wide range of disciplines. Care for adult and pediatric patients at the health center is provided largely by resident physicians who are closely supervised by dedicated attending faculty.
We understand that as a Transitional Year resident there is only one year to learn and receive training in the basic foundations of medicine as thereafter residents will move on to their chosen branch of medicine. We provide our residents with ample opportunities to receive a thorough grounding in the art of medicine. All trainees are encouraged to pursue scholarly activity. Our faculty members involved in research are eager for resident participation. Residents and faculty at Broward Health regularly present at national academic conferences, therefore a multitude of opportunities to become involved in research projects are available.
Whichever residency you eventually pursue, Broward Health’s Transitional year program will enhance your ability to excel as a physician. Thank you for choosing Broward Health.
Rajiv Chokshi, MD
Transitional Year Program Director
About the Program
The Transitional Year Internship program at Broward Health Medical Center strives to advance the philosophy and practice of medicine by promoting excellence in education, research, clinical service, lifelong learning, and to provide our trainees with the knowledge, clinical skills in all areas necessary to ethically practice in either a community or academic setting at the highest possible level of competence and who exemplify the highest ideals of our profession. The primary objective of the Transitional Year residency training program is to provide residents with a well-balanced educational program covering multiple clinical disciplines designed to facilitate the preparation for a specific specialty.
- Intellectually stimulating didactic curriculum
- Large diverse patient population
- Exposure to extensive medical pathology
- Programmatic support to meet future career goals
- Cohesive and friendly working environment
Training Blocks and Sites
Inpatient Ward Rotation
The general medical ward rotation is the most intense learning experience during residency. Direct care of hospitalized patients is the cornerstone of developing a resident’s skills as an internal medicine physician. Residents will receive a broad introduction to the evaluation and management of a wide variety of diseases related to general internal medicine. In addition to the routine case mix for general internal medicine wards, the rotation provides a unique opportunity for residents to consider the complex relationships between health status and poverty including in depth clinical experiences with substance abuse, co-morbid medical and psychiatric disease, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, international and immigrant health.
The inpatient service functions on the premise of shared responsibility between house officers and attending staff. Interns (and acting-interns) will admit and manage patients completely, calling upon the resident and attending staff for consent and guidance when indicated. House officers write all orders. The attending, who may or may not have ongoing relationships with the patients, have legal responsibility for patient care. Residents, as trainees, and attending as teachers will collaborate to guarantee their patients the best medical care, the best learning experience, and the most collegial and satisfying work environment possible.
Emergency Medicine Rotation
Our EM department at BHMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center and exposes our residents to large volume and exposure to emergency situations in all levels of acuity. The residents gain an exciting hands-on opportunity to care for adults and pediatric patients. With Broward Health Medical Center being a safety net hospital, residents are exposed to a fast paced environment with a variety of medical conditions, levels of acuity, opportunity to be involved in procedures, as well as contributing to patient and family care needs.
Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Rotation
The Pediatrics Emergency Medicine department at Broward Health Medical Center is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and exposes our residents to large volume and exposure to emergency situations in all levels of acuity. The residents gain an exciting hands-on opportunity to care for pediatric patients. With Broward Health Medical Center being a safety net hospital, residents are exposed to a fast paced environment with a variety of medical conditions, levels of acuity, opportunity to be involved in procedures, as well as contributing to patient and family care needs.
Residents spend four weeks in an outpatient primary care office with either a family medicine or internal medicine physician. The experience provides as an opportunity for residents to function in an outpatient setting, developing the skills to provide evidence based comprehensive care to a diverse population of patients. This setting allows residents to hone their office medicine skills and provide care with an emphasis on patient education, health promotion, and disease prevention.
On the Pulmonary medicine rotation, residents will be exposed to a variety of common pulmonary disorders that are frequently seen inpatient. Residents will actively participation in the diagnosis and management of patients with pulmonary disease. Conditions that may be managed on this service include but are not limited to: pneumonia, interstitial lung diseases, asthma, lung cancer, respiratory failure, COPD, and pulmonary hypertension. Residents will also be exposed to the variety of procedures performed by pulmonologists and interpret tests appropriate to the resident’s level of training.
Medical Intensive Care Unit Rotation
The Intensive Care Unit is a dynamic environment that provides valuable experience needed to complete your medical residency. Critical Care Medicine is a discipline that involves patients with a host of medical problems and is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach to management.
Meet our Residents
Meet our residents from across the country and abroad, representing the diverse culture of South Florida. Broward Health takes pride in its training programs with broad perspectives that enrich the residents' learning experience.Transitional Year