Eligibility & Application

Please note — The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (CCEP) specialty is now on a July recruitment cycle. All CCEP programs will join the ERAS 2020 recruitment season beginning on July 15, 2019 and will participate in the NRMP Match.

Thank you for your interest in the Houston Methodist Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship program. Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and is registered with Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); ACGME Program ID: 1544814135 – July Application Cycle.

Eligibility and Application Process

To be considered for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, certain requirements must be met:

  • 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 for 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) three-year cardiovascular disease training program
  • All applicants must have taken and passed all three steps of USMLE exams (first attempt preferred). DO graduates must have taken and passed all three steps of COMLEX USA.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)-board certified in internal medicine and board-eligible in cardiology by completion of cardiology fellowship
  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure (Physician in Training or Full License) by the Texas Medical Board
  • Valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • Our program sponsors J1 visas only. If you are an J1 visa holder, you must be eligible for one year of training at the beginning of the fellowship. We do NOT sponsor H1B visas.
  • Training is from July 1 through June 30 (no exceptions)
  • No applications from the government T-5 list: Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria

Selection Process

One (1) fellow each year is elected 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 each Fall.

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