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Transitional Year Residency Program

Transitional Year Residency Program

Our transitional year program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our patient care, and in how we support each other within our profession.

Erik Riesenfeld, MD

Welcome from the Program Director

Bassett’s Transitional Year Residency Program will provide residents with comprehensive, broad-based clinical experience in an atmosphere of high academic standards and closely personalized training. Since Bassett's earliest history in the 1920s, educating physicians has been a central force in the organization's evolution and Bassett's mission has always included education, patient care, and research.

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Our Residency at a Glance


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Program Highlights

Resident Benefits & Rewards

See what your stipend will be each year, as well as our numerous other benefits:

Stipends & Benefits

Resident Housing

Check out our on-campus housing opportunities, available in 2 & 3 bedroom units:

On-Campus Housing

Why Choose Bassett?

Bassett Healthcare Network is nationally recognized as a model of integrated health care:

Promoting Excellence

A Day as a Transitional Year Resident

Learn what a typical day as a transitional year resident at Bassett Medical Center is like:

A Typical Day

Life as a Bassett Resident

There is so much to do in our area! Learn more about life in Cooperstown:

Life in Copperstown

About Bassett

Through advanced integrated clinical services, education, and research, we aspire to be a model of excellence for health. Find out more:

About Us

What Residents Have to Say About Our Program

Learn more about our transitional year residency program from a resident perspective:

Ready to Apply?

Have you learned about everything you can expect to gain from our residency program? If our program seems like a good fit for you, visit our application page.

Contact Us:

Mary Wiswell, C-TAGME
Transitional Year Residency Program
Bassett Healthcare Network
One Atwell Rd
Cooperstown, NY 13326