Eligibility & Application

Thank you for your interest in the Houston Methodist Transplant Nephrology Fellowship program. For the 2023 recruitment cycle, all applicants will be interviewed virtually.




To be considered for the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship, certain requirements must be met:


  • Submit a complete application to the program coordinator by deadline outlined in Selection Process
  • Be of good professional character with at least two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and personal qualifications
  • Graduate of a U.S. or Canadian Medical School accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or a medical school outside the United States and Canada with a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Graduate of an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC-accredited (Canadian) two-year nephrology fellowship training program
  • All applicants must have taken and passed all three steps of USMLE exams. DO graduates must have taken and passed all three steps of COMLEX USA.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)-board certified in internal medicine and board-eligible in nephrology by completion of nephrology fellowship
  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure (Physician-in-Training permit or Full license) by the Texas Medical Board
  • Our program sponsors J-1 visas. If you are a J-1 visa holder, you must be eligible for one year of training at the beginning of the fellowship.
  • Training is from July 1 through June 30 (no exceptions)



We recruit for one fellow per academic year. 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:

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Submission deadline – September 30, 2022

Interviews are conducted from May through October. If the deadline for submission has passed, you may reach out to the program coordinator. We will consider late submissions on a case by case basis.

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

Vanessa Moya
6550 Fannin, SM-1001
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 346.699.0409