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/COMPLEX. Up to 10 years if MD/PhD waiver.
  • Accepts Federation Credentials Verification Service.

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Number of PGY-1 positions in Texas by specialty

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

Percent MDs, DOs and IMGs filled PGY-1 during the main residency Match

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Texas by year

Texas PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2021 2299 93.5 1302 (56%) 430 (18%) 409 (17%)
2020 2150 93.3 1287 (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%)

Number of PGY-2 positions in Texas by specialty

Number of  positions by specialty in Texas based on PGY-2 main residency Match data

Percent MDs, DOs and IMGs filled PGY-2 during the main residency Match

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Texas by year

Texas PGY-2 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2021 138 97.1 103 (74%) 9 (6%) 21 (15%)
2020 137 99.3 104 (75%) 15 (10%) 17 (12%)
2019 137 97.8 105 (76%) 16 (11%) 13 (9%)
2018 150 100.0 119 (79%) 22 (14%) 8 (5%)
2017 149 99.3 119 (79%) 15 (10%) 14 (9%)

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