Residency Program » Applicant Information
The Department of Internal 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).
- Applications are only accepted through the ERAS program. No faxes, mailed and/or
emailed applications will be accepted.
- USMLE scores of 90 or higher are preferred but not required. It is required that
applicants have no more than three attempts per step over a seven year period.
- US clinical experience is preferred but not required.
- It is preferred that applicants graduation from medical school be within the last
five years but this is not required.
- TTUHSC policy mandates that only J-1 visas be sponsored for physicians in training. TTUHSC will
accept EAD and green cards.
- Applicants must be eligible for a physician in training permit issued by the Texas Medical Board (TMB). To review the requirements for a physician in training permit, you may visit
the TMB web site. Information for training permits can be found in the section on
Physicians in Training (PIT).
- All applicants must be ECFMG certified at the time they apply through ERAS. If applicants are not ECFMG certified
when they apply through ERAS their application will be withdrawn from the review process.
A completed application must be submitted no later than October 31, 2016.
- Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program and does not pre-select or offer pre-match positions.
- Applicants should submit the following documents through ERAS:
- ERAS application
- Medical school transcripts
- USMLE test results
- Dean's letter
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- The PGY level requested should be clearly specified.
Curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation should fully account for the time since
medical school graduation.
Candidates requiring visa sponsorship should provide specific information in their
Application deadline for Academic Year 2017-2018 is October 31, 2016. Applications
will not be accepted after this date.
Resident Selection Process
The Department of Internal Medicine has established a resident recruitment committee
to assist with the initial screening of resident applicants for interview, as well
as candidate selection for training, through the National Residency Matching Program, based on each applicant's cumulative evaluations. Members of the committee include
the Program Director, the Associate Program Director, and selected faculty and residents.
Candidates will join morning report at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, and are
encouraged to participate in discussions. Two to three faculty members of the department
will interview each candidate for approximately thirty minutes each. A standardized
quantitative scoring system is employed in the assessment of each candidate's qualifications,
based on the information provided with their application, as well as that obtained
through the interview. Clarifying qualitative comments are added as needed. Candidates
will be given a tour of TTUHSC, Medical Center Hospital, and Midland Memorial Hospital,
as time permits. Ample time will be allowed to meet with Internal Medicine House
Staff to further discuss the program.
Rank Order Process
Evaluation scores, as well as, qualitative evaluator input are tallied and reviewed
by the residency recruitment committee. The committee meets two weeks 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.