Admission Requirements

The Vascular Surgery Residency Program accepts applications of residents who anticipate completion of an ACGME accredited General Surgery residency program.   Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); no other applications are accepted.   All applicants are expected to participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery conducts two formal interview sessions each year, offering one position at the PGY-6  level, filled from a pool of approximately 50 applicants. A minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty members—including the Program Director—a personal statement, Dean’s letter and transcript, USMLE board scores, ABSITE scores and a completed application are required.  All applications and supporting documents must be received through the ERAS.

Please refer to the American Association of Medical Colleges for more information on the ERAS program and the documentation required for application.

International graduates must meet the requirements of the Graduate Medical Education Office at McGovern Medical School, those established by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, and the Office of International Affairs. McGovern Medical School at Houston requires international graduates to meet the terms for a Physician-in-training, as outlined by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, and sponsors only J-1 visas.