Eligibility and Application

Thank you for your interest in the Vascular Surgery Fellowship Program at Houston Methodist.

Enjoy this video from our current fellow, Simon Montelongo, DO, speaking about his experience so far. 


Application Process
Fellowship applications and required documentation must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Interview Date 2023 - 2024



Application Requirements
Applicants must have graduated from a five-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited general surgery residency program and be eligible for examination by the American Board of Surgery. One out of the following criteria must be met:
  • Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Graduates of medical schools outside of the U.S. and Canada or graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school who meet the following qualifications:
                  - Hold a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
                  - Has a J-1 Visa, or is a U.S. citizen, naturalized U.S. citizen or permanent resident
The documentation listed below must be submitted with the application:
  • Official medical school transcript and diploma in original language and in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores (must possess a passing score of > 200)
  • Valid ECFMG certificate/J-1 visa (if applicable)
Interview Selection Process

  • All information must be submitted prior to an application being reviewed.

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If a job seeker tests positive for nicotine use, including nicotine gum and patches, the offer will be rescinded, and individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in a free Houston Methodist-provided tobacco cessation program.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seekers wishing to reapply after testing positive for nicotine may do so 90 days after the date the initial offer was rescinded.

If the job seeker tests positive for drug use, the offer will be rescinded.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.

Program Director

Eric K. Peden, MD
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower 1401
Houston, TX 77030

Program Coordinator

Sandra Vale
6550 Fannin St., Smith Tower 1401
Houston, TX 77030