Medical Students

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Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Students

 

Additional Campus Resources:

TCOM Career Development is the centralized portal for all TCOM Career Development Office, Careers in Medicine (CiM) program, AAMC CiM tokens, Match process and residency-related resources. The goal of TCOM Career Development is for each student to select, apply, and be accepted to the residency program of their choice—they are available to assist every step of the way! Although a separate office within the institution, TCOM Career Development and the Career Center engage in numerous collaborative activities and programs in order to provide optimal career resources throughout your education at UNTHSC and beyond.

TCOM Career Development can help you consolidate everything you need in pursuit of residency training toward becoming a board-certified osteopathic physician. You will find helpful information about the Match process, how to get started on your CV and personal statement, presentations to download and review, a student’s FAQ page, yearly checklists to make sure you’re on the right track, and much more! They will post information about upcoming workshops and speaker events as well, so check back often. Take a moment to bookmark this site as well; it will become an important reference tool whether you’re a first year student or just counting the days until graduation.

For additional information, you can contact Melva Landrum, Career Development Coordinator, TCOM and Residency Counselor at melva.landrum@unthsc.edu or 817-735-5075, David A. Stone, DO, FACOS, TCOM Residency Counselor or Lisa R. Nash, DO, MS-HPEd, FAAFP, TCOM Associate Dean.

 

For Military Match Applicants:

MODS – Medical Operational Data System

Military Students have found success in the Military Match through being proactive in obtaining information related to specific guidelines and procedures put in place for those participating in the military match by their respective branches. It is imperative that military students are in contact with their branch representative and find additional guidance via the Military GME sites:

TCOM Students generally choose one of two primary options regarding their residency options:

  1. Active duty residency/military residency programs. If selected for a military residency program, you will train within one of the military hospitals in the United States.

  2. Civilian deferred residency. The military sometimes allows military student doctors the option to pursue their specialty in either the AOA or NRMP Match.

The UNTHSC Career Center / ERAS Office will submit the following documents to MODS upon your request:

  • Medical School Transcript

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE/Dean’s Letter)

  • Letters of Recommendation (Note: The military has specific formatting requirements for LOR’s that are separate from ERAS and other systems).

 

For Ophthalmology and Plastic Surgery Residency Applicants:

San Francisco Match

For Ophthalmology Applicants: The Ophthalmology Residency Matching Program (OMP) was established in 1977 by the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) to coordinate the PGY-2 appointments for ophthalmology training programs and to relieve the pressure on applicants and Program Directors resulting from early appointments and uncoordinated appointment dates. The program supplements the PGY-1 matching services of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). It is timed to allow applicants to know their PGY-2 placement in ophthalmology before they submit their rank list for PGY-1 choices. The OMP Match takes place in January and will be used to process all applicants who want to start their residency training in July of the following year. Applicants are responsible for ensuring they meet all prerequisites for eligibility prior to registering for the match.

The UNTHSC Career Center / ERAS Office will submit the following documents to SF Match upon your request:

  • Medical School Transcript

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE/Dean’s Letter)

  • Letters of Recommendation (each applicant limited to three)

 

Helpful Associations and Websites:

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Options

 

Program Specific Career Documents:

TCOM Example CV

This page was last modified on August 8, 2016