Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in the Houston Methodist Hospital Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program.
  • Houston Methodist participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Note: in NRMP we are listed under the name The Methodist Hospital (Houston).
  • Fellowship applications and required documentation must be submitted through the SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS)
  • All applications are carefully reviewed. Selected applicants are notified electronically to interview through SAFAS.

Application Process

There will be two fellowship positions. All applicants for the SAFAS/NRMP slot must register with the National Resident Matching Program. The match is performed one year prior to the beginning of the fellowship, usually in June. Details of the match can be obtained at the NRMP website.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year. All applicants must have completed all of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) steps, including Step 3 in order to be eligible for consideration.


In accordance with the NRMP Match Rank List deadline, HMH Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program interviews prospective fellow candidates in June, July, and August.



Application Requirements


  • Accredited Program: Have satisfactorily completed a one-year training program in surgical critical care or anesthesiology critical care accredited by the ACGME. The ABS will also accept completion of a two-year training program in adult critical care medicine accredited by the RCPSC.
  • Board certified or eligible in surgery or foreign equivalent.
  • Valid ECFMG certificate for all foreign medical graduates
  • JI Visa only (must be valid at time training starts and valid throughout 12 months of training)

The documentation listed below must be submitted with the application

  • Personal Statement (maximum 2 pages)
  • Valid ECFMG certificate/J-1 visa (if applicable)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 from current program director)

Interview Selection Process

  • 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.

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.

Who can apply?

We only accept applications from U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents. Foreign medical graduates (FMGs) are eligible only if he/she: 1) Is a U.S. Permanent Resident (holds a green card); 2) Holds a valid and current ECFMG certificate. ECFMG certificate MUST be valid as of the start date of the program. For foreign nationals who are medical graduates of LCME accredited schools in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, copies of the diploma will suffice in lieu of an ECFMG certificate; 3) Qualifies for a Texas Full Medical License and 4) Taken and passed appropriate medical licensure examinations; i.e. NBME, FLEX, LMCC, MCCQE, or USMLE/ COMLEX.

When can I apply?

We are currently accepting one to two candidates each year, with selection taking place one year in advance of program start.  The application deadline for the AY 2021-2022 program is July 31, 2020 Although we have a specific deadline for each application cycle, inquiries are accepted throughout the year. It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to make sure that your application is complete at time of submission.

Does the HMH Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match?

Yes.  All applicants should register with NRMP and adhere to the NRMP schedule of dates regarding interviews, rank submission, and position offers.  The 2021 NRMP match opens on June 24, 2020 and Match Day is October 14, 2020.  Contact NRMP at 202-862-6077 or visit their website for additional information. 

Can I apply if I am a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) candidate instead of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidate? 

Yes, we accept D.O. candidate applicants.


Program Director

Constance Mobley, MD, PhD, FACS
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower 1661
Houston, TX 77030