Resources for residents
TAFP Resident and Student Handbook
There are many ways to supplement your medical training, enhance your education, and develop leadership skills through TAFP. If you are interested in serving as a resident physician officer, download this PDF to learn more about officer positions and their duties.
Timeline for licensure procurement
Securing a Texas medical license can be a confusing and frustrating process, particularly for international medical graduates. The Texas Medical Board recommends that IMGs apply six months before the end of their required training, in the middle of their PGY2 year, to allow time to acquire all supporting documents (with the exception of completion of the required training). Then, the TMB only needs confirmation of completion of PGY2 and they can be licensed. Applicants are encouraged to take the jurisprudence exam soon after they apply, as they must pass before a licensing analyst will be assigned to evaluate the contents of their applications and documents.
Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program
The Physician Education Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment funds to physicians who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area for at least four years. Participating physicians must provide health care services to recipients enrolled in Medicaid and the Texas Children’s Health Insurance Program. Due to the 2012-2013 state budget shortfall, no new participants will be accepted into the program during the next two years.
Cancer Rotation Program
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center would like to invite all second- and third-year family medicine residents from accredited programs to participate in a four-week cancer rotation at their facility in Houston, Texas.
TAFP Career Center
TAFP’s new Career Center is your home for family medicine careers. Search for new opportunities or post positions to find the perfect family doctor for your practice.