Information for Applicants

Thank you for your interest in our family medicine residency program. We hope you will consider applying. Please take a few minutes to read the commonly asked questions and answers below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Amanda Stokes, at or 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.

We do not have a specific deadline for applications, but given the volume of applications we receive and the limited amount of interview spots, we recommend submitting your application prior to the ERAS release date of Oct. 21.

Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible to apply for the Family Medicine Residency Program:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the LCME;
  • Graduates of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the AOA;
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who meet the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the ECFMG
    • One year U.S. clinical experience (does not include observerships, externships or research)
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have graduated medical school within the last two years

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.

  • USMLE Step 1/COMLEX Level 1 with a passing score, preferably on the first attempt.
  • USMLE Step 2 CK/COMLEX Level 2 CE with a passing score, preferably on the first attempt.
  • USMLE Step 2 CS/COMLEX Level 2 PE with a passing score on the first attempt. (Note: Due to COVID-19 challenges, the CS/PE requirement will be waived for the 2021 Match cycle)

The CS/PE exam is not required for an interview; however, USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK / COMLEX Level 1 and Level 2 CE must be passed prior to the rank list due date. 

No. The USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 is not a requirement for application or acceptance into our program. The deadline for successful passing of USMLE/COMLEX Step 3 will be March 1 of the PGY-2 year, however, the program recommends the residents complete it prior to the end of intern year.

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 110 interviews each year

Via the ERAS scheduler and ERAS email on file.

Yes, all interviews will be done virtually.  We will be using the Webex platform and specific interview information will be sent at the time the interview invite is sent.

Interviews for the 2020-2021 application cycle will be virtual and held on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons, beginning in October and continuing through January.