Eligibility and Application

To be eligible for a fellowship position, certain criteria must be met:
  • Have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited orthopedic surgery residency training program
  • Good professional character with at least three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and personal qualifications
  • A graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), or a college of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the AOA, or a medical school outside the U.S. and Canada with a current valid certificate from the ECFMG prior to appointment, or have completed a Fifth Pathway program through an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Be licensable in the State of Texas and obtain before beginning training a physician-in-training (PIT) permit or a valid Texas medical license
  • Permanent resident status
  • We will not be accepting applications of Foreign Medical Graduates, unless they have met the above criteria (www.acgme.org). 

Note: Houston Methodist no longer hires employees who use tobacco products. Our new tobacco-free hiring policy supports our mission to improve the health of our patients, our employees and the community around us. As a health care provider, we believe we should promote a healthy environment for our own employees and the communities where we work and live. 

To begin the application process, you must submit the necessary materials through San Francisco Match

  • Complete MATCH application
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE)/dean’s letter
  • Wallet-sized color photograph
  • USMLE transcript (transmitted by the NBME)
  • ECFMG status report (International Medical Graduates (IMGs) only)
  • Three letters of recommendation (including letter from program director of current training program)


Program Coordinator

Ellie Saenz-Garza, MBA
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
6445 Main St., Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713.441.3892
Fax: 713.793.7107
Email: esaenz@houstonmethodist.org