Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.  Our Program is registered with Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); Program ID 1274812163 (July Application Cycle). Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Fellow Requirement
The residents who are trained in family medicine are the best match for this program.  We will entertain applications from residents trained in internal medicine and pediatrics, but they must be exceptional candidates and be willing and able to participate in a family medicine style continuity clinic.   We are unable to accommodate residents from Emergency Medicine or PM&R.

Application Requirements

Eligibility criteria for application to the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program include the following:
  • To be eligible for selection, applicants must apply via the Electronic Residency Applicant Service and must enroll in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Be of good professional character with at least three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and personal qualifications.
  • Graduate of a US or Canadian Medical School accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), or a medical school outside the US and Canada with a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine residency program.
  • Board-eligible in Family Medicine by time of fellowship appointment.
  • All applicants must provide official copies of Levels 1, 2 and 3 USMLE or COMLEX score.
  • The selection process stringently evaluates performance on the USMLE, grades in preclinical or clinical courses, letters of recommendation, communication skills and personal qualities.
  • 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 October and November.

Application Process

Beginning January 1, 2013, Houston Methodist no longer will hire employees who use tobacco products. Our new tobacco-free hiring policy supports our mission to improve the health of our patients, our employees and the community around us.  As a health care provider, we believe we should promote a healthy environment for our own employees and the communities where we work and live.

We look forward to receiving your applications.