How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the UTRGV Internal Medicine Residency Program at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. We offer our training program through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges. We DO NOT accept applications outside of ERAS. For more information regarding the electronic application process please contact your dean's office or access ERAS at their website

As part of the ERAS application forms, the following documents are required:

  1. The dean's letter (MSPE)

  2. A complete and official medical school transcript

  3. Four letters of recommendation. One from your chairman of medicine (or designee) and at least three additional letters of recommendation. Letters from attending physicians supervising your medicine sub-internship or ICU experience are highly suggested.

  4. Personal statement

  5. Curriculum vitae (ERAS format is acceptable)

  6. United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) transcript – (Step 1, Step 2CK and Step 2CS)

  7. ECFMG certificate for international medical graduates

Application deadline is December 1. This information is reviewed by our residency application committee. We will review the entire application pool and invite our top candidates for an interview.


Our interview season extends from October through December. We will be holding interviews on Thursdays.  We limit the number of applicants on any given day to assure you a more personal view of our training program.


Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to:

Evelin Garza Pena
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Univeristy of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
5423 S. McColl Road
Edinburg, TX 78539