Medical Residency in Texas

Texas specific initial medical license requirements

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners requirements:
  • 1 year of postgraduate training. 2 years for IMGs.
  • Up to 3 attempts at each USMLE Step or COMLEX Level exam.
  • 7 years to complete USMLE/COMLEX. Up to 10 years if MD/PhD waiver.
  • Accepts Federation Credentials Verification Service.

PGY-1 residency positions in Texas

Number of  positions by specialty in Texas based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

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Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-1 in Texas (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Texas by year

Texas PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 2369 93.2 1350 (56%) 401 (16%) 436 (18%)
2021 2298 93.5 1301 (56%) 430 (18%) 409 (17%)
2020 2149 93.3 1286 (59%) 340 (15%) 361 (16%)
2019 1979 95.8 1243 (62%) 294 (14%) 357 (18%)
2018 1861 96.2 1177 (63%) 247 (13%) 367 (19%)
2017 1846 96.0 1198 (64%) 197 (10%) 377 (20%)

PGY-2 residency positions in Texas

  1. Radiology-diagnostic (72)
  2. Dermatology (38)
  3. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (16)
  4. Radiation oncology (14)
  5. Interventional radiology - integrated (9)
  6. Neurology (3)
  7. Anesthesiology (3)
Number of  positions by specialty in Texas based on PGY-2 main residency Match data

Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-2 in Texas (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Texas by year

Texas PGY-2 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 155 97.4 115 (74%) 19 (12%) 17 (10%)
2021 147 97.3 111 (75%) 9 (6%) 22 (14%)
2020 147 96.6 110 (74%) 15 (10%) 17 (11%)
2019 146 97.9 113 (77%) 17 (11%) 13 (8%)
2018 158 100.0 127 (80%) 22 (13%) 8 (5%)
2017 155 99.4 125 (80%) 15 (9%) 14 (9%)

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