Transitional Year Residency FAQ

Are you accredited by the ACGME?

  • Yes, we are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as a one-year preliminary training program.


How do I submit my application?

  • We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


Does the program accept applicants outside of the NRMP match?

  • No, the program participates only in the NRMP Match and does not accept applicants outside of the Match.


Do you accept international medical graduates requiring a visa?

  • Our institution does accept J1 Visas only.


Will you be offering virtual interviews?

  • All interviews will be conducted virtually and will be scheduled through ERAS. Applicants can select available dates.


What if I cannot make it on my interview date or need to change dates?

  • Please notify our office by ERAS, phone, or email as soon as possible if a scheduling change needs to be made.


What will the virtual interview day look like?

  • The virtual interview day will begin at 12:30 pm with a group Q&A session with the program director. All applicants will participate in an individual interview with a faculty member and a brief individual interview with the program director.


Will the program allow moonlighting?

  • Moonlighting is not permitted during the Transitional Year.


How many residents does your program accept each year?

  • We accept 12 Transitional Year residents each year.


Where will my rotations be located?

  • UT Health East Texas at Tyler – midtown hospital (primary site)
  • UT Health Science Center North Campus (specialty clinics)
  • Tyler Family Circle of Care – West Gentry Health Center (IM ambulatory clinic)
  • Community Specialty Facilities (various specialty rotations)


Do you offer an employment benefits package?

  • Yes, in conjunction with UT System benefits.


Do you accept COMLEX?

  • Both USMLE and COMLEX are accepted.


Do you accept Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine graduates?

  • Yes, we accept graduates from both MD and DO medical schools.