Residency Program | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Application Process

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). 

Resident Application Deadline

Deadline to apply for Academic Year 2021 - 2022 is October 31, 2020.   Interviews will be scheduled between November 2020 through February 2021. 

United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

USMLE Admission Requirements

USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CS and CK must be completed prior to entering the residency program. USMLE Step 3 must be completed by March 1 of PGY2 year.

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, evaluations of invited interviewees, and ultimate candidate selection for training.  Members of the committee include the Program Director, the Associate Program Directors, and selected faculty.

Application Requirements

  1. Applications are only accepted through ERAS.
    Submit the following documents:
         ERAS Application
         Medical School Transcripts
         USMLE Score Reports
         Dean's Letter
         Three (3) Recommendation Letters
         Personal Statement
  2. USMLE scores of 220 or higher on first attempt preferred.
  3. US clinical experience is preferred.
  4. Medical school graduation within the last five years is preferred.
  5. TTUHSC policy mandates that only J-1 visas be sponsored for physicians in training.  TTUHSC will accept EAD and green cards.  Candidates requiring visa sponsorship should provide specific information in their application.
  6. Applicants must be eligible for a Texas Medical Baord Physician in Training permit.  
  7. Applicants must be ECFMG certified when they apply or they will be withdrawn from the review process. 
  8. Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program.
  9. The PGY level requested should be clearly specified.

Interview Process

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 reviewed by the residency recruitment committee.  The committee meets periodically during the interview season and finally 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.

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Tasha Earl, Resident Program Supervisor