Eligibility & Application

Residency applications and the additional items below must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) where we are listed as Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital OB-GYN Residency Program is a participant in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). No applications will be reviewed or accepted outside of the NRMP.

Application Requirements

  • Medical school academic transcript (including a dean's letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE scores are required (must possess a minimum score of 215 and no previous fails)/ COMLEX scores may be attached as well
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Valid ECFMG certificate/J-1 visa (if applicable)
  • Observerships are not offered

Applicants for residency must have graduated from medical school within three years and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside of the U.S. and Canada or Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. who have completed the Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school who meet the following qualifications:
    • Hold a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
    • Has a J-1 Visa or is a U.S. citizen, a naturalized U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Interview Selection Process

  • Applications can be submitted through ERAS for the NRMP on September 15, 2018
  • Interview slots fill up quickly, so it is highly recommended that you submit early since interviews are granted on a first come-first served basis
  • All information must be submitted prior to an application being reviewed
  • Interviews are by invitation only (if you have been selected, we will contact you)
  • Application deadline is October 5, 2018
  • No applications will be accepted or reviewed after the deadline
  • 2018 interview dates:
    • October 24, 2018
    • October 31, 2018
    • November 7, 2018
    • November 14, 2018
    • November 28, 2018
    • December 5, 2018
*All interview dates include resident social the night before.


For any general questions regarding the residency program, please contact Deanna Congdon, residency coordinator for the Houston Methodist OB-GYN program at 713.756.8374 or via email at DCongdon@houstonmethodist.org.