Eligibility & Application

Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston) participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All PGY4 positions are offered through the NRMP.

Applications must be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications are not accepted. Information on ERAS can be found on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website (www.aamc.org). All applications are carefully reviewed, and selected applicants are notified electronically through ERAS if an interview is requested.

"Pre-Match" positions are not offered.

Beginning January 1, 2013, Houston Methodist will no longer hire employees who use tobacco products. Our new tobacco-free hiring policy supports our mission to improve the health of our patients, our employees and the community around us. As a health care provider, we believe we should promote a healthy environment for our own employees and the communities where we work and live.

Application Requirements

  • Complete a common ERAS application form
  • At least three (3) other letters of recommendation; preferably, one of the letters should be from the Chairman of the Department of Medicine. All letters of recommendation should be current or within the last 2 years.
  • Official medical school transcript.
  • Personal statement.
  • Must have passed all USMLE's on first attempt. A minimum score of 200 is required.
  • Graduation from medical school within the last 5 years.
  • Passing score on all USMLE steps.
  • Three years previous Internal Medicine residency training.
  • No H-1 visas. Only J-1 Visas are offered.

Interview Schedule

Interview Season: September 18, 2015 thru October 30, 2015
Application Deadline: September 15, 2015
Early application is encouraged as the interview slots fill quickly.

Q: How long does the interview day last? 
A: Our typical interview day is from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Q: Does Houston Methodist pay for lodging/travel costs? 
A: Houston Methodist does not cover applicant lodging or travel expenses.

Q: I am driving my own car to the interview. Where do I park? 
A: If you park in the Smith Tower/OPC parking garage, your parking will be validated.

Q: Can I change my interview date once I have been scheduled? 
A: We would appreciate a 72-hour/3-day advance notice so that we can make the appropriate schedule changes.

Q: I have a flight departing in the early afternoon. Can I request to interview in the morning so I will be sure to make my flight?
A: It is preferable you allow 2-3 hours to arrive to the airport once your interview day has concluded.

Q: Will the applicants get to observe hospital rounds during the interview day? 
A: Yes, during the tour of the hospital.

Q: How do I contact my interviewers/tour guides after the interview day if I’d like to follow up? 
A: All correspondence is to be submitted to Grace Cavazos via email at NephrologyFellowship@houstonmethodist.org. Correspondence can also be mailed to the physical address: 6550 Fannin Street, Department of Medicine, Smith Tower 1001, Houston, TX 77030