Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in the Houston Methodist Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program. Our program is registered with Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); ACGME Program ID: 1524814171 — December Application Cycle.


Eligibility and Application Process

To be considered for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, certain requirements must be met:

  • Must apply via the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (ERAS)
  • 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 or RCPSC-accredited (Canadian) three-year cardiovascular disease training program
  • All applicants must have taken and passed all three steps of USMLE exams (first attempt preferred). DO graduates must have taken and passed all three steps of COMLEX USA.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)-board certified in internal medicine and board-eligible in cardiology by completion of cardiology fellowship
  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure (Physician-in-Training permit or Full license) by the Texas Medical Board
  • Our program sponsors J-1 visa only. If you are a J-1 visa holder, you must be eligible for one year of training at the beginning of the fellowship. We do not sponsor H1B visas.
  • Training is from July 1 through June 30 (no exceptions)
  • No applications from the government T-5 list: Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria

Selection Process

Two (2) fellows are selected from a highly competitive field of applicants for the training program. Fellows are selected from among eligible applicants on the basis of their ability, academic credentials, aptitude, communication skills, intellectual and humanistic qualities, personal attributes (such as motivation and integrity), preparedness, and their ability to benefit from the program. These qualities may be accessed through the review of academic records, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and other means, including interviews. 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.


Applications will be accepted through January 15. Interviews will be scheduled based on review by the program director and interventional faculty.


Program Contact

Cardiology Education Office
6550 Fannin St, Smith Tower 18-209
Houston, Texas 77030
Tel. 346.238.5039
CardioFellowship@houstonmethodist.org

Program Director

Neal S. Kleiman, MD
Department of Cardiology
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX 77030

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