How to Apply

Application Process 

Please review the application requirements for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Transitional Year Residency program. The TTUHSC El Paso Transmountain Transitional Year Residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges. 

Candidates must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a graduate from a medical school in the United States or Canada that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada (RCPSC) or 
  • Be a graduate from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or 
  • International medical students: 
  • TTUHSC El Paso sponsors J1 Visas only. 
  • If any document is in a language other than English, 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, or college/university official. 
  • Be a foreign Medical Graduate with a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction. 
  • ECFMG Certification is required upon submission of ERAS application. 


The following documents are required for your application to be considered complete: 

  • ERAS application 
  • Official transcript of USMLE/COMLEX scores 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages) 
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation 
  • Documentation for the completion of Step 1/Level 1 must be included in the application 
  • Steps 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)/Level 2-CE must be completed before starting the program. 
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) when provided by the medical school 
  • Official Medical School Transcript (transcribed in English) 
  • Medical School Diploma (if applicant has completed medical education prior to date of interview) 

No minimum USMLE/ COMLEX scores are needed to apply to the program. Previous experience in a U.S. clinical laboratory/formally evaluated clinical rotation or research experience in the U.S. is not required. 

The TTUHSC El Paso Transitional Year program does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. 

Our Application Review Committee considers and processes all applications when selecting candidates to interview.