Meet the Program Director

Matthew D. Darrow, MD

Program Director, Transitional Year Residency

A Word from the Transitional Year Residency Program Director, Matthew D. Darrow, MD

This one-year program is designed to provide Transitional Year residents the opportunity to experience a variety of specialties throughout their internships. Our robust training curriculum makes it possible for individuals who are looking to move into a specific field, and for those who are looking for broad experience across a multitude of specialties, to begin a well-rounded career by caring for a diverse patient population from the onset of their careers.

The purpose of the program is to allow physicians who are interested in medical Residencies that require their training to start with a Transitional Year the opportunity to experience a very broad array of clinical exposures as required as a part of their initial training, but also to afford those physicians the opportunity to participate in unique rotations that set Northside Gwinnett’s Transitional Year program apart from its peers. Throughout our Transitional Year, our residents also acquire leadership training and skills, as well as professional development that help to ensure successful careers for our graduates in their futures.

Our Transitional Year residents rotate though a variety of clinical locales and departments on the Lawrenceville campus as well as Northside Duluth Hospital. Additionally, both core and elective rotations have our residents participating in patient care as well as scholarly activity at community outpatient clinics and other centers across metropolitan Atlanta.

Our residents are afforded the opportunity to evaluate and treat a wide variety of patients in a very diverse setting during their rotations at our clinical sites. Our residents receive exposure to Inpatient Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Critical Care during their rotations as well as rotate in Ambulatory Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and General Surgery. Additionally, there are a wide variety of clinical electives that our residents can choose to participate in ranging from rotations in Dermatology to Rheumatology. They also have the opportunity to rotate in a research setting at the CDC in Atlanta, as well as take on a health policy advocacy role during rotations with the Medical Association of Georgia in downtown Atlanta where they work side-by-side with our state’s legislature.

During the year, the residents receive regular didactic sessions that formally occur weekly in the setting of an Academic Half Day. Daily conferences at noon are also available to our residents that are administered by the Internal Medicine Residency program as well. The Academic Half Day varies on a week-to-week basis, and includes Journal Club, as well as live and pre-recorded lecture series, and experience in our Simulation Lab.

Our residents are required to perform scholarly activity during their time at our program and are afforded ample opportunity to do so. Our residents regularly present Grand Rounds to the rest of Graduate Medical Education, as well as our residents have given presentations at conferences on a local, state, and national level. Our resident’s work has been published both in print media as well as has been distributed via the radio during broadcast interviews.

Our teaching and support staff are experienced, accessible, and dedicated to educating the physicians of tomorrow.

Our program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All interested candidates can apply through ERAS. Thank you for visiting us. We are happy to help you as you decide this important next step in your career.


Matthew D. Darrow, MD
Program Director, Transitional Year

About Dr. Darrow

Dr. Matthew Darrow, MD is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician who serves as Program Director for the Northside Gwinnett Hospital Transitional Year Program. More about Dr. Darrow

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