Department of Surgery
Residency Program - Application Information
ERAS is the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Beginning in 1999-2000 the Department of Surgery began accepting resident applications through ERAS only. General information about ERAS is available through the internet at www.aamc.org/eras/. For additional information about ERAS, students and graduates of U.S. medical schools should contact the student affairs office at their medical schools.
We accept foreign medical graduates from accredited medical schools. The graduate must have passed their ECFMG and we do sponsor J-1 visas. Students and graduates of foreign medical schools should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
Please have your application and supporting documents submitted by December 1 of each year. After your application and documents have been received, the Department Review Committee will screen them and, if indicated, you will be notified about arrangements for an interview. Applicants interested in a surgical specialty program, but who are applying for a first-year residency position, must apply to the General Surgery Program as well as to the program of their specialty interest.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). We generally fill three (3) categorical positions and three (3) preliminary positions for PGY-1 applications. Those applying for first-year positions should obtain information on the Match from their deans or from:
National Residency Matching Program
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Telephone number: (312) 328-3441
Web Page: http://www.nrmp.org