What is a clinical fellowship program? 
AOTA defines Occupational Therapy fellowships as programs that are designed to advance a practitioner’s performance and interpersonal skills, critical and ethical reasoning, and overall expertise in a focused area of practice. Fellowship Programs offer opportunities for didactic learning, mentored practice, and scholarship for occupational therapists who have graduated and completed the requirements for licensure. By participating in a Fellowship Program, individuals have the opportunity to advance their clinical skills and become more marketable in the field of occupational therapy as specialized practitioners.”

Who is eligible to apply to the Houston Methodist Hand Therapy Fellowship? 

Any occupational therapist with a passion to increase his/her knowledge in hand therapy and who meets the minimum eligibility requirements.  New graduates are considered, and licensed therapists with at least one year experience are preferred.

I do not have my license yet. May I still apply to the Houston Methodist Hand Therapy Fellowship? 
Yes, fellowship applicants do not need to be a licensed OT to apply for the fellowship. However, because residents will be full-time employees engaged in direct patient care, residents must have a Texas Occupational Therapy license before a job offer will be extended.

What kind of resources will I have to assist my independent learning process? 
As full-time employees of Houston Methodist, fellow will have access to Houston Methodist computers, the electronic library systems and other necessary educational equipment. This system allows access to one of the largest online health and medical libraries available. 

What is the salary for the fellow and will I be eligible for benefits? 
As full-time employees of Houston Methodist, residents will receive a competitive fellowship salary and will be eligible for the following benefits: 
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible spending account
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Paid time off and holidays 
Will I be able to work a part-time job as well? 
The demands of the fellowship program program are quite intense and can be time consuming. Effective time management will be an important characteristic of each fellow. Although we cannot mandate against the fellow working a second job, we strongly discourage it. 

Does the hospital provide any housing or transportation benefits? 

The hospital does not provide assistance with housing or transportation. 

Contact Us

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

Carol Anderson, MA, OTR, CHT
Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - Willowbrook
13802 Centerfield Dr., Suite 200
Houston, TX 77070