Transitional Year Residency Program
Application and Procedures
Applicant to the TY Program must have passed USMLE/COMLEX Step 1 and 2 within the number of attempts provided by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (TMB).
TTUHSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age or veteran status in admission, employment, access to, or treatment in its programs or activities.
Each applicant submitting and ERAS application shall be required at the time of the interview to complete a TTUHSC ERAS Addendum.
Each applicant must be a graduate of a medical school that is approved by TMB or a medical school whose curriculum is accepted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as equivalent to that of a Texas Medical School. A graduate of the latter must:
- Be eligible for licensure in his/her home country (where medical school was completed:
- Possess a valid certificate issued by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
- Be eligible for employment at TTUHSC
- Applicants to the Transitional Year Program will be selected for interview following review of the ERAS application package, with an aim to identify those with the best qualifications for the program, based on USMLE step scores, letters of recommendation, personal statements and other data in the application.
- Applicants identified for interview will be interviewed by two members of the Transitional Year Education Committee (TYEC) and a current TY resident.
- At a special meeting of the Transitional Year Education Committee, those interviewed will be ranked, in time to enter this ranking into the NRMP match.
- Criminal Background Check: In accordance with HSC OP 10.20 "Criminal Background Checks for Students, Trainees, and Residents." Residents entering training on, about, or after July 1, 2008, will not be placed on the payroll nor be assigned any clinical duties until they have undergone a CBC and the results establish that the residents are eligible for appointment to clinical training.
- TY resident appointments are recommended by the Program Director and are subject to review and approval by the TTUHSC GME Office and the Dean of the TTUHSC School of Medicine. No resident may begin, or continue in, a residency without this approval and appointment.
- Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) level is assigned to each TY resident, Post Graduate training at TTUHSC requires that each resident be eligible to be licensed in Texas for residency training in the Transitional Year Program.
- Effective July 1, 2008, no resident may begin residency without passing score in USMLE Step 2.