At Houston Methodist, fostering innovations with the potential for clinical application is at the very heart of what we do. Trainees are an integral part of this mission, and we have education opportunities for researchers at every stage of their career, including undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
The office helps to develop educational and research partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally and to generate medical innovation which can be translated into clinical practice. This is accomplished via the exchange of students and postdoctoral researchers, through faculty reciprocity agreements, and in joint research programs.
There are many educational and career development opportunities for trainees of all types.
Houston Methodist provides a unique environment for postdoctoral researchers on career paths to leadership in translational medicine. Our postdoctoral researchers work with multidisciplinary teams to identify clinically relevant challenges, and develop research projects that translate into technological advances in the clinic.
- As a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, we enable postdocs at Houston Methodist to be a part of a large national network of peers that aids in funding opportunities, career placement and training.
- You may also feel free to search for open positions for postdoctoral fellowships.
Degree Program CollaborationsNational and international institutions offering joint-affiliated degree program collaborations, such as:
- The Weill Cornell PhD Program, a program in Physiology, Biophysics & Systems Biology.
- The Texas A&M EnMed Program, an MD program centered around engineering medicine.
- The Texas A&M MD/PhD Program
- The Master of Clinical Translation Management Program at the University of St. Thomas, bridging the gap between science and biomedical entrepreneurship.
Summer InternshipsWe also host a number of Summer Internships for various groups, including:
- For Translational Research, The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship and the SURI Program for High Schoolers
- The Rosenberg Summer Surgical Fellowship for surgical shadowing
Trainee Support Resources
Office of Graduate Studies and Trainee AffairsThe Office of Graduate Studies and Trainee Affairs was established in 2015 to ensure an immersive academic environment for all research trainees at the Houston Methodist Academic Institute. The office is dedicated to professional development, with an emphasis on collaboration, cultural diversity, and other experiences that enhance the trainee experience. Trainees can attend workshops, seminars, and lecture series to further their research knowledge, collaboration opportunities and professional skills through the office. OGSTA also supports community outreach and cultural diversity initiatives, such as Science Day and the Diversity Fair For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Trainee Affairs at OGSTA@houstonmethodist.org.