Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in Houston Methodist’s Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program. Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program  (NRMP) and is registered with Electronic Residency Application Service (Program ID 1414813292 — July Application Cycle).

There are certain eligibility criteria that must be met to apply for the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program:

  • Must apply via the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (ERAS) and must enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Be of good professional character with at least three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and personal qualifications
  • Graduate of a U.S, or Canadian Medical School accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or a medical school outside the United States and Canada with a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited internal medicine residency three-year training program
  • Board-eligible in internal medicine by time of fellowship appointment
  • Our program only sponsors J-1 visa (if you are a J-1 visa holder, you must be eligible for three years of training at the beginning of the fellowship)
  • All applicants must have taken and passed USMLE Part 1 and 2 (on first attempt); we prefer Part 3 at time of interview, but that is not required
  • The selection process stringently evaluates performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), grades in preclinical or clinical courses, letters of recommendation, communication skills, and personal qualities
  • The department does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or veteran status
  • Interviewing is conducted during the months of September and October

We look forward to receiving your application.