Graduate Medical Education
Welcome to Graduate Medical Education in West Texas, where that same "Can Do" attitude that transformed a wilderness into world-leading cattle, oil and cotton enterprises is expressed in the delivery of high quality medical care and medical education. The core to the mission is developing high quality health care professionals via the schools of Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. We hold a strong Institutional Commitment to Graduate Medical Education, and hosts four residency programs along with six fellowship programs with approximately 140 physicians-in-training.
Our program is a rich and diverse group of physicians, scientists, professionals and support people who join in the agenda of learning, caring, and healing. If you are a physician considering further professional development, consider joining us.
The goal of medical education (residency training) is to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to practice in a medical specialty. The Texas Tech residency programs are developed in context of the Physician General Competencies as expressed by the ABMS and the ACGME. Those are:
- Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
- Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals
- Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
- Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value
ACGME - Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service
NRMP - National Resident Matching Program
ECFMG - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
NPI REGISTRY - National Provider ID
NEW INNOVATIONS - Residency Management Suite
AHME - Association for Hospital Medical Education
FAIMER - Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
TAGME - Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education
TMB - Texas Medical Board
Substantial Equivalence - Schools whose graduates do not have to demonstrate that their education is equivalent to that of a Texas medical school.
Additional Licensure Forms - Use these forms as indicated on the TMB application.
Clinical Clerkship Affidavit (for IMG's only)
Prospective Resident List (for US Grads only)
Prospective Candidate List (for IMG's only)
Criminal Background Check
HSC OP 10.20, Criminal Background Checks for Students, Residents, and Trainees
Attachment A - Notice to Students/Trainees and Residents
Attachment C - Consent for Release of Information - Hold Harmless Agreement for Residents/Fellows
IHI- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Instructions for completing IHI modules (passcode good through 2018)
*Important* Resident must also change address in Webraider Portal to ensure that Payroll and Human Resources have the most current information.
The following items will need to be submitted to residency program coordinator before you will be considered for an elective rotation:
Sports Medicine Fellowship requires additional documentation. See here.
Current Curriculum Vitae
Notarized or certified copy of medical school diploma
- Final medical school transcripts (Notarized or certified)
House Staff Guidelines Acknowledgment - Coordinator will obtain when you arrive
ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
Texas Medical Board Licensure/Permit & Certification - Rotator Permit/Current Texas PIT (Physician in Training)/Texas license, DEA certificate
Malpractice form - If outside TTUHSC, provide coversheet from your institution. If outside country, you will be required to obtain your own malpractice insurance.
Signed PLA (Program Letter of Agreement) - Coordinator will initiate once approval has been obtained from program director
Steps to admitting residents from programs outside of Texas Tech University HSC to rotate through TTUHSC residency programs:
Contact program you wish to rotate with to check on potential dates.
Download application here or ask program coordinator to email or mail.
Complete application and return to program coordinator along with any additional needed documentation.
Final decision remains with the Program Director though the Office of Graduate Medical Education will verify the applicant's competency.
Please note: Rotation will not begin until all documentation has been received.