Eligibility & Application

The neurosurgery program at Houston Methodist has been approved for 14 residency positions, offering two positions annually through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications must be submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).  All candidates must be registered for the match with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis and will be scheduled by invitation only.

Application requirements
All applicants:
  • Must complete the ERAS application and include a personal statement
  • Must have a dean’s letter and three letters of recommendation; all LOR should be current (preferably from other academic neurosurgeons)
  • Must have taken and passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 with a minimum score of 240 with no more than two attempts. We will consider COMLEX in lieu of USMLE for DO students
  • Must have graduated medical school within the last 5 years

International Medical Graduates (IMG) must meet the qualifications listed above, in addition to completing USMLE Steps 1 and 2, with a minimum score of 240 and having a valid ECFMG Certificate.

2023 Interview Dates

Interviews will be conducted in person for the 2023-24 application cycle.

  • October 20, 2023
  • November 10, 2023
  • December 1, 2023

If you have questions, please contact:

Education Manager

Corina Gutierrez, MBA
Department of Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin, Suite 944
Houston, TX 77030

Associate Program Director

Important Notice 


Drug and Tobacco Screening

Job seekers will be tested for nicotine and drug usage during the post-offer physical.

If a job seeker tests positive for nicotine use, including nicotine gum and patches, the offer will be rescinded, and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free Houston Methodist-provided tobacco cessation program. Job seekers wishing to reapply after testing positive for nicotine may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded. If the job seeker tests positive for drug use, the offer will be rescinded. Job seekers wishing to reapply after the drug screening is positive may do so one year after the date the initial offer was rescinded.

Background Check

Prior to employment start date, job seekers must complete a criminal background check.