Eligibility and Application

To be eligible for a fellowship position, certain criteria must be met:
  • Have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited orthopedic surgery residency training 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 the ECFMG prior to appointment, or have completed a Fifth Pathway program through an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Be 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

Begin the application process by submitting the required materials:
  • Complete Houston Methodist 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 (IMGs) only)
  • Three letters of recommendation (including letter from program director of current training program)

Submit application materials directly through San Francisco Match


Program Coordinator

Ellie Saenz
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
6445 Main St., Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713.441.3892
Fax: 713.793.7107
Email: esaenz@houstonmethodist.org

Program Director

Stephen Incavo, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
6445 Main St., Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030
Fax: 713.790.2058