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 pass and no previous fails)
  • 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).
    • Have a J-1 Visa or is a U.S. citizen, a naturalized U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Interview Selection Process

  • ALL Applications can be submitted through ERAS for the NRMP 2024 match
  • 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 with the interview date and time)
  • Application deadline is October 1, 2023
  • No applications will be accepted or reviewed after the deadline
  • All interviews for the 2024 match will be done virtually per the AAMC & ACOG guidelines using the Zoom platform. Applicants chosen to interview will be notified October 25, 2023 via email at the email address provided in ERAS. Our program does not extend more interview invites than we have interview openings for. We will allow applicants 48 hours to respond to any interview offer. If we have any applicants who decline an interview, we will extend an offer to an applicant on our waitlist. Please know that due to the amount of qualified applications that we receive we cannot interview everyone. If you do not receive an interview invite please know that we review all applications carefully and we can only interview a certain number of applicants. Each interview day will have three interview sessions. 


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.

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

*All interview dates will include a resident virtual social the evening before your interview.  

  • Interviews dates for 2023 are:
  • November 7
  • November 14
  • November 21
  • November 28
  • December 5
  • December 12

For any general questions regarding the residency program, please contact Nickie Griffin, Sr. Residency Program Liaison for the Houston Methodist OB-GYN program at 713.756.8374 or via email at ngriffin@houstonmethodist.org.