Transitional Year Residency Program

Program Director: Muqsita Nashat, MD

Muqsita NashatNazareth Hospital is proud to announce that we have launched an accredited ACGME program in Transitional Year. Nazareth Hospital, a member of Trinity Health is located in the busy Northeast section of Philadelphia on the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard and Holme Avenue. It is 20 minutes north of Center City Philadelphia and less than 20 minutes south of many large suburban shopping areas. At this strategic location, Nazareth Hospital serves both urban and suburban populations.

Nazareth Hospital’s 205 acute and 28 skilled beds accommodate over 8,000 admissions yearly. The Emergency Department serves over 51,000 patients each year. Acute rehabilitation, transitional care and hospice services are also located on the premises. A 29,000 square-foot ambulatory care center is located adjacent to the hospital and is connected by a short breezeway. Nazareth serves a diverse population of all ages with varied economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This guarantees trainees exposure to a wide range of health issues.

The Transitional Year Program at Nazareth Hospital is committed to preparing the residents of diverse backgrounds to practice medicine with expertise, integrity and compassion. Following a robust training program, graduates of Transitional Year Residency will be well qualified to enter into Advanced Programs grounded in evidence-based knowledge and clinical skills needed to succeed as a physician. For those residents who have yet to decide on a career choice of specialty, this program will offer broad based patient care experiences in various subspecialties of medicine that will help them make that decision.

Residents will also be continually monitored for practice-based learning and professionalism. The faculty will take a team approach at correcting any resident with critical deficiencies to help guarantee their success in the program. The program is designed to optimize patient safety with good supervision to administer the highest quality of care in a professional manner.

All residents will be given opportunities to engage in scholarly activities and will be required to complete a QI Project by the end of their residency. Policies are in place to assure smooth transitions of patient care and help avoid duty hours that would lead to fatigue and burnout.

Please feel free to contact Dana Mulvihill, the GME coordinator, to get more information about the Program.


Muqsita Nashat, MD
Program Director, Transitional Year Residency
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, PCOM
Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19152

Transitional Year Residency Program Coordinator
Dana Mulvihill
Phone: 215.335.6616