Eligibility & Application

**Please note: For the upcoming recruitment cycle, all applicants, including those local to the Greater Houston Area, will be interviewed virtually.**  


Thank you for your interest in Houston Methodist's Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program. Our program participates in the; National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and is registered with Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); ACGME Program ID 1414813292 - July Application Cycle. 


Eligibility and Application Process

There are certain eligibility criteria that must be met to apply for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship program:

  • Must apply via the Electronic Residency Applicant Service (ERAS) 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 U.S. or Canadian Medical School accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or a medical school outside the United States and Canada with a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited (Canadian) internal medicine residency three-year training program
  • Board-eligible in internal medicine by time of fellowship appointment
  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure (Physician in Training or Full License) by the Texas Medical Board
  • All applicants must have taken and passed all three steps of USMLE exams. DO graduates must have taken and passed all three steps of COMLEX USA.
  • Our program sponsors J-1 visas. If you are a J1 visa holder, you must be eligible for three years of training at the beginning of the fellowship.

Selection Process

Eight (8) fellows are selected from a highly competitive field of applicants for the training program. Fellows are selected from among eligible applicants on the basis of their ability, academic credentials, aptitude, communication skills, intellectual and humanistic qualities, personal attributes (such as motivation and integrity), preparedness, and their ability to benefit from the program. These qualities may be accessed through the review of academic records, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and other means, including interviews. The department does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or veteran status. Interviewing is conducted annually in early October.

Program Contact

Cardiology Education Office
6550 Fannin St, Smith Tower 18-209
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 346.238.5039