Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in the family medicine residency program. We hope you will consider applying. Please take a few minutes to read the questions and answers below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Program Coordinators Linda Moya at 915-215-5502 or Amanda Stokes at 915-215-5357.

We look forward to receiving your application for admission into our residency program. We receive applications solely through the Electronic Resident Application Service (ERAS) provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

No. Though our area has a large Spanish-speaking population, a great many patients are bilingual. We also have translation services available in clinic for residents who do not speak Spanish.

Yes. Our program has a long history of working with high quality foreign medical graduates. We do, however, require that all applicants demonstrate good oral and written English proficiency. We also require that international medical graduates be familiar with the U.S. medical system. Preference is given to people with previous employment or preceptorships in U.S. hospitals.

The program does not sponsor any visas. However, J-1 visas with ECFMG sponsorship will be considered on an individual basis.

Step 1 with a passing score, preferably on the first attempt.
Step 2 with a passing score, preferably on the first attempt.

The CS exam is not required for an interview; however, USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and ECFMG certification must all be completed before ranking.

No. The USMLE Step 3 is not a requirement for application or acceptance into our program.

One year of U.S. clinical experience is preferred. Experiences that can favorably influence your application include, but are not limited to internships, graduate medical education in the U.S., externships, observerships, volunteer experience with U.S. physicians, research, or other work experience in the U.S. medical field.

All applications will be reviewed. Applications that do not meet our criteria will be deactivated. Applicants that meet our basic criteria will be evaluated and considered. You may be selected for an interview, or your application may remain active while we consider other applications. If you are NOT selected for an interview, you will NOT be contacted. We only contact applicants who are selected for an interview.


We receive approximately 2,600 applications and conduct approximately 65 interviews each year.

You will be contacted by email or phone to schedule your interview.

Interviews are scheduled on Fridays and select Mondays, beginning in October and continuing through January. Specific interview information will be sent at the time the interview is scheduled.

No. We are unable to offer any reimbursement for travel expenses. We do, however, have a discounted rate with a local hotel, and we provide transportation to and from all interview activities.