Family & Community Medicine
The Department of Family Medicine only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service ( ERAS). Information about the service may be obtained from your Dean's Office or from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). International medical graduates may obtain information about ERAS through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). All applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Texas. Licensure requirements may be found by visiting the Texas Medical Board. International medical graduates must have a current certification through ECFMG.
Applicants should submit their ERAS application, medical school transcripts, USMLE test results, (with number of attempts), Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation should fully account for the time since medical school graduation. Prefer graduation date be within ten years but not limited to. Applicants must be a US Citizen or green card holder. We do not sponsor Visa's. Prefer foreign medical graduates to have completed one year of US clinical experience but not limited to.
Application deadline for the 2012-2013 academic year is December 31, 2012. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
Resident Selection Process
The Department of Family Medicine has established a resident recruitment committee, which consists of the Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Residency Coordinator, and Residency Secretary, to assist with the initial screening of resident applicants for interview through National Residency Matching Program.
Candidates will be given a tour of Medical Center Hospital and the Family Medicine Clinic. Then you will have lunch with a family medicine resident. That afternoon two to three faculty members of the department will interview each candidate for approximately thirty minutes each. A standardized evaluation is submitted to The resident recruitment committee by each faculty and resident member you met with during your interview date. We will only interview up to 60 candidates for 6 positions. Arrangements for a one night hotel stay the night before your interview will be made for you, a two-hundred and fifty dollar reimbursement minus the hotel cost for the 60 candidates selected.
Rank Order Process
Evaluation scores are tallied and reviewed by the residency recruitment committee. The committee meets one week prior to the deadline for submission of a rank order list to the National Resident Matching Program. Applicants are ranked through the combined input of committee members.
Resident Program Contacts
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Department of Family and Community Medicine
701 West 5th Street
Odessa, TX 79763
Timothy Benton, M.D.
Eric Petersen, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Residency Unit Coordinator