Eligibility and Application

Applicants must attain certain eligibility requirements for the fellowship position:

  • Completed a residency training in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Orthopedic Surgery residency program
  • Good professional character with at least three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and personal qualifications
  • A graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), or a college of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the AOA, or a medical school outside the U.S. and Canada with a current valid certificate from ECFMG prior to appointment, or have completed a Fifth Pathway program through an LCME-accredited medical school
  • Licensable in the State of Texas and obtain before beginning training a physician-in-training (PIT) permit or a valid Texas medical license
  • Permanent resident status or be eligible for a J-1 visa, if a non-U.S. citizen

To begin the application process, you must submit the necessary materials through San Francisco match:
  • Complete MATCH application
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE)/dean’s letter
  • Wallet-sized color photograph
  • USMLE transcript (transmitted by the NBME)
  • ECFMG status report (International Medical Graduates only)
  • Three letters of recommendation (including letter from program director of current training program)

Program Contacts

Ellie Saenz
Program Coordinator
6445 Main St., Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713.441.3892
Fax: 713.793.7107
Email: esaenz@houstonmethodist.org


David Lintner, MD
Program Director
6445 Main St., Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030
Fax: 713.790.2054

Patrick McCulloch, MD
Associate Program Director
6445 Main St., Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030
Fax: 713.790.2058