Eligibility & Application



  • Houston Methodist participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Note: in ERAS and NRMP, we are listed under the name Houston Methodist Hospital.
  • Applications must be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications are not accepted.
  • Information on ERAS can be found on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website.
  • All applications are carefully reviewed. Selected applicants are notified electronically to interview through ERAS.
  • All PGY1 positions are offered through the NRMP.
  • "Pre-Match" positions are not offered.
  • Please limit inquiries regarding application status.





All applicants must submit the following:

  • Common ERAS application form
  • MSPE (Dean's letter)
  • At least three (3) letters of recommendation (one letter can be the Chairman Letter or Standard Letter of Evaluation).  All letters of recommendation should be current or within the last two years.
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph


Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must have passed all USMLE or COMLEX on first attempt. A minimum score of 230 USMLE or 600 COMLEX is required. We will consider COMLEX in lieu of USMLE for osteopathic students
  • Applicants must have graduated from medical school within the last three (3) years
  • Application deadline is November 4, 2023.

Additional Requirements for International Medical Graduates (IMG):
  • Must be ECFMG-certified
  • Must submit USMLE Step 2 (CK/CS) results by application deadline (November 4, 2023)
  • Must submit an official English translation for all application materials
  • U.S. Clinical Experience (USCE) is required, preferably in an academic medical center (observerships are considered as USCE – Houston Methodist Department of Medicine does not offer an observership program)
  • Must document USCE/observerships with a letter of recommendation by a supervising physician
  • Only J-1 Visas are offered


Drug & Tobacco Screening:  Job seekers will be tested for nicotine and drug usage during the post-offer physical.  If a job seeker tests positive for nicotine use, including nicotine gum and patches, the offer will be rescinded, and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free Houston Methodist-provided tobacco cessation program.  Job seekers wishing to reapply after testing positive for nicotine may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded.


If the job seeker tests positive for drug use, the offer will be rescinded.  Job seekers wishing to reapply after the drug screening is positive may do so one year after the date the initial offer was rescinded.


Background Check:  Prior to employment start date, job seekers must complete a criminal background check.





Our interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2023-2024 interview season.  Applications will be reviewed upon the program's release date in September.  Interview invitations will not be extended until all aspects of the applications are reviewed.


Interviews will be offered on select days from October 23, 2023 thru December 18, 2023.


We are currently working on the final interview day structure, but the anticipated interview day format will include:

  • Welcome from the Program Director and Program Leadership
  • Morning Report Attendance
  • Meet and Greet with our Chief Residents
  • Interview with two faculty members
  • Virtual hospital tour
  • Sessions with residents and opportunity for questions and answers


For more information or questions, please contact our Education Manager, Michelle Henderson, at imresidencycoordinator@houstonmethodist.org or 713-441-5114.