Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in the Houston Methodist Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program. For the 2024 recruitment cycle, all applicants will be interviewed virtually.

Applications must be processed through the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Paper applications are not accepted. All applications are carefully reviewed, and selected applicants are notified electronically if an interview is requested.

Pre-match positions are not offered.

We recruit for one fellow per academic year. The program has two tracts: a one-year program to be completed after an AGME accredited Gastroenterology fellowship and a two plus one tract that is reserved for internal GI candidates after their second year of training at Houston Methodist. The fellow is selected from among eligible applicants on the basis of their ability, academic credentials, aptitude, communication skills, intellectual and humanistic qualities, personal attributes (such as motivation and integrity), preparedness, and their ability to benefit from the program. These qualities may be accessed through the review of academic records, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and other means, including interviews. The department does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Application requirements:


  • Complete a AASLD application
  • At least three other letters of recommendation
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Graduate of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical school in the US or Canada, or an Educational Commission for Foreign (ECFMG) medical school outside the United States and Canada with a current valid ECFMG certificate
  • Passing score on all USMLE steps and/or COMLEX-USA
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited (Canadian) three-year internal medicine training program
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited three-year gastroenterology training program (prior to starting the TH fellowship) or in good standing in the second year of fellowship at Houston Methodist Gastroenterology training program
  • U.S. Citizen, foreign national with permanent U.S. residence, or J-1 visa

Interview Schedule


Application deadline: March 10

Interview Season: March through May

For more details regarding the match process, please visit AASLD.

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.

Program Coordinator

6550 Fannin, SM-1001
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.6081