Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Application Process

Application Process

Thank you for your interest in our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship training program.  Our Program is registered with Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); Program ID 1414813292 (July Application Cycle).  Our program participants in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).  

Eligibility criteria for application to the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program include the following:

  • To be eligible for selection, applicants must apply via the Electronic Residency Applicant Service 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 US or Canadian Medical School accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), or a medical school outside the US and Canada with a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).  
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine residency 3-year training program, and
  • Board eligible in Internal Medicine by time of fellowship appointment.
  • Our program sponsors J-1 visa, only.  If you are a J1 visa holder, you must be eligible for 3 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 not required. 
  • The selection process stringently evaluates performance on the 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 applications. 

Craig M. Pratt, M.D.                                        
Program Director