Eligibility & Application

How to Apply
Graduates of Texas Medical Board (TMB)-approved medical schools, including international schools, seeking their first postdoctoral appointment are selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All candidates must be eligible for a TMB physician-in-training permit. Applications will be accepted via ERAS through December 31st of the previous academic year, and all necessary documentation must be received by that date.

ERAS link for qualified applicants: www.aamc.org

Transfer candidates and fellowship candidates may apply directly with the Department. Below are our fellowship and transfer applications available for download. For fellowship candidates, you are welcome to use either one of the application forms. 


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 If a job seeker tests positive for nicotine use, including nicotine gum and patches, the offer will be rescinded, and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free Houston Methodist-provided tobacco cessation program.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seekers wishing to reapply after testing positive for nicotine may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded. If the job seeker tests positive for drug use, the offer will be rescinded.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wishing to reapply after the drug screening is positive may do so one year after the date the initial offer was rescinded.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