Do you offer PGY-1 positions?

No. Ours is a three year advanced (36 months) program beginning at the PGY-2 level. The applicant is responsible for applying for a transitional or preliminary PGY-1 position. (See American Board of PM&R requirements.)

Do you have a minimum number of years since graduation from medical school for applicants?

There are no minimum (or maximum) years since graduation. We do require either completion or planned completion of at least a PGY-1 year prior to starting training with us.

When is the recruitment period?

Our recruitment begins with the opening of ERAS in September each year. All interested applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Completed applications will be accepted starting Sept. 15 through Dec. 15.

What documents should I submit?

We require the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • Note: If there is a change of name from that on the above documents, submit a marriage certificate or legal name change documentation.
  • See information specific to International Medical Graduates

How many residency positions are available?

We recruit to fill 8 residency slots per training year.

How many applicants do you interview?

We select 75-80 applicants for interview.

Is an interview required? What is the process?

A personal interview is required. The interview process is structured to allow you maximum exposure to our program while affording us the best opportunity to meet you.

You will interview with two or three faculty members and tour our affiliated institutions. During breakfast and lunch you will have an additional opportunity to meet and talk with our residents, the residency program directors and the Baylor College of Medicine and UTHMS PM&R department chairs.

Is there a minimum USMLE score?

While a high USMLE score is desirable, we do not have a specific cut-off score. Your entire application packet including your supporting documents are reviewed and assessed.

Do you accept DO’s?

Yes, we accept applications from students of osteopathic schools.

Will taking a PM&R elective improve my chance of being selected?

Taking an elective in PM&R and submitting a letter of recommendation from a PM&R attending will be favorably considered in the decision to review your application and extend an invitation for an interview.

Are electives available with the Baylor PM&R program?

Electives are available, and are looked upon favorably. For more information, please visit Baylor College of Medicine Elective Program.

Whom do I contact with questions?

For information, contact the program coordinator Monica Johnson at or by phone (713) 798-3518

Do I need to apply to the Baylor and UT PM&R programs separately?

Yes.  Each program will be accepting applications and selecting residents independently.  For more information on the UT PM&R program, please see their website at

Do you accept International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?

We accept applications from international medical graduates. You should contact the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for Electronic Residency Application Service materials and eligibility requirements. For information, visit the ECFMG web page or contact ECFM by email at

Applications will be accepted only from those candidates (except current medical students) who are eligible for ECFMGF certification prior to the Match.

What kind of visa do you accept?

We accept applicants with the J-1 visa only.

Do I need U.S. research/clinical experience?

A PGY-1 year in an accredited US program is required for all applicants, whether U.S. medical graduates or international medical graduates.

While research in the U.S. might be favorably considered, it is not a requirement in the decision to interview a candidate.

What documents should I submit?

We require the following supporting documents with your application, and please note that all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.