The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
(2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education.
(3) First-Year Residency Position--A position filled
by a physician that is entering into residency training for the first
(4) Graduate Medical Education Program--A nationally-accredited
post-doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.)
program that prepares physicians for the independent practice of medicine
in a specific specialty area, also referred to as residency training.
(5) Graduate-Year Level--A resident's current year
of accredited graduate medical education. Graduate-Year Level is also
referred to as "postgraduate year" or "PGY."
(6) Medical School--A public or independent medical
institution that awards the doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of
osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree, as defined in Texas Education
Code, §61.003(5) or §61.501(1).
(7) Request for Applications--The full text of the
administrative regulations, budget guidelines, reporting requirements,
and other standards of accountability for this program.
(8) Sponsoring Institution--The organization or entity
that assumes the ultimate financial and/or academic responsibility
for a program of graduate medical education, e.g., a university, a
medical school, a hospital, a school of public health, a health department,
a public health agency, an organized health care delivery system,
a medical examiner's office, a consortium, an educational foundation.
(9) Applicant--A sponsoring institution that has submitted
an Application for an award under the Grants for New and Expanded
Programs for Graduate Medical Education.