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.

Beginning January 1, 2013 Houston Methodist will no longer hire employees who use tobacco products.

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 220 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 220 and having a valid ECFMG Certificate.

2021 Interview Dates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2021-22 application cycle using Zoom.
  • October 29, 2021
  • November 12, 2021
  • December 10, 2021

If you have questions, please contact:

Academic Manager

Corina Gutierrez, MBA
Department of Neurosurgery
6560 Fannin, Suite 944
Houston, TX 77030
cmgutierrez2@houstonmethodist.org 713.441.3696