Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our newly accredited neurology residency program, located in southwest Texas. El Paso, bordered with Mexico, has a unique geographic location, excellent climate, and a highly affordable cost of living. The city also offers year round activities. Within a short drive from El Paso one will find lakes for watersports, Ruidoso Apache Resort for skiing and nearby southwest cities for the arts.

This is an advanced program offering three positions in each of the PG-2, 3, and 4 years. Our curriculum is geared toward ever evolving knowledge, various skills, and a high level of professionalism. The program provides well-balanced experiences between inpatient and outpatient, centered around the recommendations by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

To gain more in-depth proficiency, subspecialty rotations are included in the curriculum in cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular medicine, and child neurology. Rigorous educational programs will be offered through bedside teaching by highly qualified faculty members, weekly lecture/seminar/conferences and electronically available educational programs. The school of medicine also has a state-of-the-art clinical simulation center to assist residents and students in obtaining necessary clinical and procedure skills.

Research is another focus of our residency program. There are ample opportunities for residents to participate at the departmental, university, national, and international levels.

Salaries and benefits are competitive. Book and travel funds are also possible. Paid time off is provided for vacation, sick, and administrative leaves.

We are committed to helping you achieve your career goals and look forward to having you here.

Application Process:

PGY-2 positions are available for the newly accredited neurology residency program beginning July 1, 2016. Candidates with a strong record of performance are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates must have successfully completed the preliminary year required by the ACGME.

Please provide your completed ERAS-style application, CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendations, dean’s letter, USMLE steps 1, 2 (CK and CS), and 3, transcript, and medical school transcripts. Successful passage of USMLE Step 3 is a prerequisite of PGY-2s for promotion to PGY-3 level. Applicants with more than three attempts on any of the three USMLE Steps are discouraged from submitting an application. One of the letters of recommendation must come from the program director and must verify your current status in the program, a list of completed rotations and a summative competency-based performance evaluation. International medical graduates will need a valid ECFMG certificate and copy of medical diploma. All applicants must be eligible for work in the U.S. TTUHSC El Paso only sponsors the J1 Visa. No phone calls please.

Applications for PGY-2 positions beginning July 1, 2017 are accepted through ERAS.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

For further assistance contact Residency Program Coordinator Jessie Delgado at jessie.delgado@ttuhsc.edu.