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Application Process
Surgery Residency Program

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"As per ACGME requirements, please be advised that the Residency Program in General Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine-El Paso is a five (5)-year program."

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Your completed application will be reviewed and if selected for interview, the Residency Program Coordinator will contact you. Only a certain number of applicants will be interviewed during the months of September through January. You may apply for both PGY-1 Categorical (3 positions) and PGY-1 Preliminary (3 positions) training. There is no "graduation date criteria” however, recent graduates are preferred.

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Texas Tech participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

To apply for a resident position, applicants must submit the following through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS): No faxes will be considered.

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- Curriculum Vitae

- Personal Statement

- Completed TTUHSC application or ERAS application

- Official medical school transcript

- Dean's letter from the medical school of graduation

- Three current letters of recommendation

- Copy of ABSITE reports if residency/fellowship experience

- Medical school diploma

- Applicant must have passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination

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At the discretion of the Program, prior US experience may or may not be required. If you do have prior residency/fellowship experience, a letter from current Program Director is required outlining the following: written verification of previous educational experiences and a summative competency-based performance evaluation of rotations completed, evaluations or various educational experiences, procedural/operative experience and current standing.

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Step I & Step II (USMLE: clinical knowledge and clinical skills) with a score of 190 or higher. COMLEX accepted.


Note to international medical graduates:

- Must be a Permanent Resident, US Citizen or hold a J1 Visa (EADs must apply for J-1 - No exceptions)

- If the document is foreign language, an official word-for-word translation on official letterhead stationery must be provided. It must be prepared by any of the following: Government official, official translation agency College/University official

- ECFMG Certification is required upon submission of ERAS application

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If you have any further questions, Residency Program Coordinator at (915) 215-5324 or email surgeryresidencyelpaso@ttuhsc.edu

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