Eligibility & Application

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

Applications must be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications are not accepted. All applications are carefully reviewed, and selected applicants are notified electronically through ERAS if an interview is requested.

"Pre-Match" positions are not offered.

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 chair of the department of medicine. All letters of recommendation should be current or within the last 2 years.
  • Official medical school transcript.
  • Personal statement.
  • Passing score on all USMLE steps.
  • Three years previous internal medicine residency training or in good standing in the third year of residency at the time of the application.
  • No H-1 visas. Only J-1 Visas are offered.

Interview Schedule
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017
Interview Season: September 15, 2017 through October 30, 2017

FAQ’s
Q: How long does the interview day last?
A: Our typical interview day is from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 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. We cannot guarantee that an alternate interview date will be available.

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 that 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: The applicants do not observe rounds. They do participate in one of our teaching conferences. There is also a tour of the hospital with one of the current fellows.

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 glcavazos@houstonmethodist.org. Correspondence can also be mailed to the physical address: Grace Cavazos, 6550 Fannin Street, Department of Medicine, Smith Tower 1001, Houston, TX 77030

Important Notice About Employment at Houston Methodist


Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and communities around us. As a health care provider, it’s our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for those employed in our facilities. Job seekers will be tested for tobacco/nicotine products usage, including nicotine gum and patches, during the post-offer physical.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Houston Methodist Hospital will no longer enroll/hire residents and fellows who use products containing nicotine. A positive nicotine test at the pre-employment health screen is a failure to meet the conditions of employment, is considered a violation of the employment contract by the applicant and will result in inability to start the program. The matched applicant's inability to start the training program will be reported to the NRMP.

If a potential resident/fellow tests positive for tobacco use, the offer will be rescinded and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free tobacco cessation program provided by Houston Methodist. Residents wishing to reapply after testing positive for tobacco may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded.

Although applicants who are not allowed to start may be re-tested in 90 days, programs will not be obligated to hold the position for the applicant since a positive test result is considered a violation of the match agreement between the applicant and Houston Methodist Hospital.

Program Coordinator

Grace Cavazos
Department of Medicine
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower Suite 1001
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.6081
Fax. 713.441.3026
glcavazos@houstonmethodist.org

Program Director

Bincy Abraham, MD, MS
Department of Medicine
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower Suite 1001
Houston, TX 77030
gastroenterologyfellowship@houstonmethodist.org