Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in the Houston Methodist Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Program. For the 2024 recruitment cycle, all applicants will be interviewed virtually (August – November).

We recruit one fellow per academic year. The fellow is 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 based on gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school in the US or Canada, or an Educational Commission for Foreign (ECFMG) medical school outside the United States and Canada with a current valid ECFMG certificate
  • Passing score on all USMLE steps and/or COMLEX-USA
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited (Canadian) three-year internal medicine training program
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited three-year gastroenterology training program (prior to starting the IBD fellowship)
  • U.S. Citizen, foreign national with permanent U.S. residence

Application requirements:
  • HMH Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • At least three (3) other letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE score report
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

Please email completed application documents to the program coordinator at gasatroenterologyfellowship@houstonmethodist.org. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted electronically via email.

Interview Schedule
Application deadline: Actively accepting applicants until further notice 
Interview Season: August through March

Important Notice About Employment at Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of our patients, employees and communities around us. As a health care provider, it’s our responsibility to promote a healthier environment for those employed in our facilities. Job seekers will be tested for tobacco/nicotine products usage, including nicotine gum and patches, during the post-offer physical.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Houston Methodist Hospital will no longer enroll/hire residents and fellows who use products containing nicotine. A positive nicotine test at the pre-employment health screen is a failure to meet the conditions of employment, is considered a violation of the employment contract by the applicant and will result in inability to start the program. The matched applicant's inability to start the training program will be reported to the NRMP.

If a potential resident/fellow tests positive for tobacco use, the offer will be rescinded and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free tobacco cessation program provided by Houston Methodist. Residents wishing to reapply after testing positive for tobacco may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded.

Although applicants who are not allowed to start may be re-tested in 90 days, programs will not be obligated to hold the position for the applicant since a positive test result is considered a violation of the match agreement between the applicant and Houston Methodist Hospital.

Program Contacts

Program Coordinator
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower Suite 1001
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.6081