Eligibility & Application

Minimum eligibility:
  • Graduate of either an Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) accredited/ recognized occupational therapy educational program and have successfully passed the NBCOT exam for initial certification
  • Eligible to be licensed as an occupational therapist in the state of Texas (hiring is contingent upon applicant being licensed in the state of Texas).
  • CPR Certification

Application Process: Complete an online job application for Hand Therapy Fellow and attach curriculum vita. The job title for Hand Therapy Fellow (due to name change by AOTA) is “Hand Therapy Resident”.  The entity is Houston Methodist Hospital.

Letter of Intent: Submit an essay describing the following
  • Reason for applying to the fellowship
  • Short and long term goals for the fellowship program
  • Summary of related clinical and educational experience
  • Explanation of why applicant is a good candidate for fellowship

Three letters of recommendation, suggested to be from the following:
  • Current or former supervisor (recent graduates may include letter from former instructor)
  • Instructor or faculty member from accredited occupational therapy program
  • Healthcare provider with whom the occupational therapist has worked in the past year

Application Fee:

In conjunction with emailing of application materials, please mail a check in the amount of $50, payable to “Houston Methodist Willowbrook” to:

Attention: Carol Anderson
Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Willowbrook
13802 Centerfield Dr Suite 200
Houston, TX 77070

Application Deadline: April 30th
Applications are accepted each year, January through April.

Employment benefits: As full-time employees of Houston Methodist, residents will receive a competitive fellowship salary and will be eligible for benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible spending account
  • Short/long-term disability
  • Paid time off and holidays

Contact Us

For more information on the Houston Methodist Hand Fellowship Program, please contact:

Carol Anderson, MA, OTR, CHT