Eligibility & Application

Eligibility and Application Process

Residency applications and the additional items below must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) where we are listed as Methodist Hospital – Houston.

Application Requirements

  • Medical school academic transcript (including a dean's letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE/ COMLEX scores (must possess a passing score with on previous fails)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Valid ECFMG certificate/J-1 visa (if applicable)
  • Observerships are not offered

Applicants for residency must have graduated from medical school within three years and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside of the U.S. and Canada or Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. who have completed Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school who meet the following qualifications:
    • Hold a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
    • Has a J-1 Visa or is a U.S. citizen, a naturalized U.S. citizen or permanent resident

 Interview Selection Process

  • Application can be submitted through ERAS for the NRMP on SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
  • Interview slots fill up quickly, so it is HIGHLY recommended that you submit early since interviews are granted on a first come-first serve basis
  • All information must be submitted prior to an application being reviewed
  • Interviews are by invitation only (if you have been selected, we will contact you)
  • Application Deadline is October 9, 2015
  • 2015 interview dates:
    • October 28, 2015
    • November 4, 2015
    • November 11, 2015
    • November 18, 2015
    • December 2, 2015
    • December 9, 2015

 *All interview dates include resident social the night before.

The University of Texas Medical School Students and Visiting Fourth Year Students

Third-year medical students from The University of Texas Medical School in Houston currently rotate through the Houston Methodist OB-GYN residency on a regular basis. These students have the opportunity to be part of a diverse and dynamic program as they rotate through St. Joseph Medical Center as a part of the Houston Methodist experience. Interested third-year medical students from the University of Texas Medical School should contact Yaki Bryant, clerkship coordinator at 713.500.6398 or via email at Yaki.B.Bryant@uth.tmc.edu for further information.

The goal of the fourth-year elective is to provide a challenging clinical and academic experience, shaped to best fit the students’ interest and goals. In general, fourth year student electives take place during the calendar month; however, some flexibility exists depending on the individual circumstances. Other than the Night Float week, responsibilities are Monday through Friday without night call, and weekends are free.

Fourth-year University of Texas Medical School in Houston students wanting to apply elective rotation should complete a Senior Course Preference Form from the UT Medical School at Houston Residency Program Advisor. Further instructions on the process will be given at that time.

Other fourth-year students may apply for electives, which are open to visiting students, through the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. An advanced patient care elective that has a flexible modular curriculum is very popular for fourth-year students. One week is spent on Night Float (Sunday through Thursday evenings), one week on gynecologic oncology and the other two weeks are flexible. Options for the other two weeks include ultrasound, obstetrics, gynecology, surgical skills, research and medical writing skills. Fourth-year students rotate through Houston Methodist Hospital as well as St. Joseph Medical Center.

Visiting students should visit the Visiting Student Application Services (VSAS) and complete the online request. The Course number is OBGY4017. You will be contacted once this application is received.

Weill Cornell Students
Fourth-year students at Weill Cornell Medical College may apply for electives in gynecologic oncology, high-risk obstetrics or general gynecology by visiting their online electives course catalog or by contacting Samantha Gierbolini, electives coordinator at 212.746.1050 or via email at sag2012@med.cornell.edu.

For any general questions regarding the program, please contact Linda Swagger, academic residency coordinator for the Houston Methodist OB-GYN program at 713.756.8374 or via email at LFSwagger@houstonmethodist.org.

We strive for excellence in our educational program at Houston Methodist. Because time and hands-on experience is necessary for our students’ academic curriculum, the Houston Methodist OB-GYN residency program does not offer any form of observership.