The mission of the ECHN Transitional Year Residency Program is to train outstanding, capable, conscientious residents through an innovative and evidence based educational curriculum. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive academic and clinical experience. This training will provide our graduates with the ability to pursue careers in various specialties.

Program Director

Joseph Strebel, MD

Residency Director


We are a community-based, university-affiliated residency located in Manchester, Connecticut. Our program consists of talented and motivated residents, staff and faculty, outstanding inpatient and outpatient training, a unique longitudinal curriculum, and a commitment to residency education with exceptional patient care.

It is my privilege as Program Director to oversee a program that trains compassionate, well-rounded physicians and to prepare each resident for the specialty she or he aspires to. To facilitate this aim, core faculty members have been selected from foundational clinical rotations including Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Surgery and Family Medicine. During core rotations residents will participate in each specialty’s robust didactic curriculum developed to supplement their clinical and professional education. Three blocks of elective time are included to ensure the flexibility to individualize ones curriculum based on categorical requirements and professional interests. Transitional Year Residents are also given the opportunity to present research projects alongside residents from other specialties at ECHN Scholarly Research Day.

If you are looking for an opportunity to experience strong clinical rotations, diversity, and an environment that supports reaching your career goals, then the ECHN Transitional Year Residency Program is the right choice for you. I hope to meet you soon!

Joseph Strebel, MD, DPT


Our curriculum is broken out into 13 blocks and are each 4 weeks.

  • Anesthesia/Procedures: 1 block
  • Elective: 3 blocks
  • Emergency Medicine: 2 blocks
  • ICU: 1 block
  • Inpatient Medicine: 3 blocks
  • Outpatient Family Medicine: 1 block
  • Night Float: 1 block
  • Vascular Surgery: 1 block

Program and Hospital Benefits

ECHN’s Residency and Internship programs offer a robust benefit package.

Residency Program Benefits

  • COMLEX/USMLE 3 Reimbursement
  • iPhone with unlimited data
  • Laptop
  • Mentor system
  • Participation in GME and hospital committees
  • Program sponsored sports events
  • Recruitment events
  • Research opportunities
  • Resident events including our holiday party, graduation party and retreats
  • Salary: PGY1: $60,490

Hospital Benefits

  • 20 paid vacation days
  • Cafeteria meal discount
  • Free parking
  • Health, life and short-term disability insurance
  • Medical malpractice insurance
  • Retirement plan

Elective Rotation Choices

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Allergy-Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology-Oncology
  • Hospice-Palliative Care
  • ICU
  • Infectious Disease
  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • NICU
  • Night Float
  • OB
  • Ophthalmology (If Matched)
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM)
  • Outpatient Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry-Behavioral Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Medical Schools and Residencies

Our past and present Transitional Year Residents are medical school graduates of a wide variety of schools, including:

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Yale School of Medicine

ECHN’s Transitional Year Residency Graduates have advanced to the following residency programs:

  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital Radiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital (NYC)
  • ECHN ONMM Residency
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Radiology
  • Loma Linda University Radiation Oncology
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Radiology (Boston)
  • NYU Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology at Tufts Medical Center/New England Eye Center (Boston)
  • SUNY Downstate Ophthalmology
  • UCLA Stein Eye Institute Ophthalmology
  • University of Connecticut Diagnostic Radiology
  • University of Vermont Diagnostic Radiology
  • Wake Forest Radiology
  • Yale Radiology

Administrative Staff

Amelia Harrison

Pamela Dombek

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