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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your deadline for receiving applications?

December 15th

What is your timeline for conducting interviews?

October - Mid January

How can I apply to your program?

All applications must be submitted through ERAS. Also see link to Residency Information and Pediatric Requirements.

Do you offer a transitional year (PGY-1) with your program?


How many positions are you offering through the match this year?


Do you have a cut-off for USMLE scores to consider the application?

We require residency applicants to have outstanding USMLE scores.  We require that an applicant passes the USMLE exams on the first attempt.

Does the program require USMLE Step 2 to be completed by a certain date to be considered as an applicant?

USMLE Step 2 must be completed prior to the match.

Does your program accept international medical graduates (IMG’s)?

Yes, a J-1 Visa or green must be held/obtained.  No other Visa's are allowed by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

What types of visas do you sponsor?

We only sponsor green card and J-1 Visa's.

How many call days are residents required to take each month?

PL1 residents do not take traditional call.  In general, they have 12-16 hour night shifts, Monday through Friday for 2 tour week blocks and some weekend call on other rotations.

Do you require or strongly encourage research?

Research is not required but strongly encouraged.

Do you require any clinical experience?

No, we do not.

What electives are offered?

Adolescent Behavior, Cardiology, Developmental Behavioral, Gastroenterology, Hematology & Oncology, and Nephrology.  We offer rotations in Lubbock, specifically Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases,Neurology, Child Abuse, and Pulmonary.