Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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About Admissions 

What is your application deadline?

  • We begin accepting applications September 15.
  • The application deadline is December 1.
  • Applications for PGY-1 positions are only accepted via ERAS only.

When do you start interviewing?

  • We begin interviewing October 15 and continue until January 15.

Are USMLE exam scores mandatory?

  • Non-U.S. medical school applicants must pass steps 1 and 2 (CK and CS) in order to be ECFMG certified.
  • USMLE exams are mandatory for consideration of interview and rank. DO candidates must have a passing USMLE step 1 and 2 CK to be considered.

Do you offer preliminary positions?

  • Yes, we offer 4 preliminary positions

Do you hire outside of the NMRP match?

  • No

Do you offer observerships or externships?

  • Our program does not offer observerships or externships to anyone who is not currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program.

Do you have a minimum USMLE score?

  • No, but we prefer scores above 215 on USMLE Steps 1 and 2. We expect that individuals will pass the exams in their first attempt.

How long can I be out of medical school and still apply for your program?

  • We do not have a medical school graduation year cutoff, but we prefer individuals who have graduated from medical school within the past 5 years.

Are there any special requirements for international medical grads (IMGs)?

  • We require IMGs to be ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certified prior to beginning the program.

What types of visas do you sponsor?

  • J-1 only.

How many PGY-1 positions are available?

  • We have 16 positions available through the Match.

Do you accept applications from International Medical Graduates (IMG)?

  • Yes, we do accept applications from IMGs.

Do you participate in the couples match?

  • Yes

Do you support the ABIM research pathway?

  • No

About the Program

What is the clinic schedule?

  • Interns are assigned their continuity clinics at the DHR Internal Medicine Center. Continuity clinic is part of the ambulatory assignment and occurs every 5 weeks. We follow the 4+1 model.

How many clinical training sites are there?

  • We have one main training site which is Doctors Hospital at Renaissance at which you will spend the 3 years of your training.

Still have questions? Please feel free to contact us at Evelin.garza01@utrgv.edu


Fellowships

Who do we contact about fellowships?