Application Process

Electronic Residency Application Service

Our recruitment begins with the opening of ERAS in September each year. All interested candidates must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by September 25, 2024, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis shortly after ERAS opening on that same day.

ACGME Code: 3404821101
NRMP Program Code: 2923340C0
Institution Name: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The following supporting documents are required with your application:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from a PM&R Physician)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) or Dean’s Letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript (for U.S. D.O. applicants, USMLE is NOT required)

Kindly Note:

  • It is rare for applicants with a history of USMLE or COMLEX failure (at any point in the series) to receive invitation to interview.
  • International medical graduates must possess completed ECFMG certification
  • Foreign nationals may be accepted in our residency program under U.S. J-1 visa requirements. UTHealth Houston DOES NOT offer H-1B visas for purposes of medical training. More information about UTHealth Houston visa policies can be found here.
  • If there is a change of name from that on the above documents, please submit legal name change documentation.

Interview Process

Interview notifications and waitlist alerts are expected to be sent via e-mail to selected candidates in mid-October 2024.  

Interviews for the 2024-2025 season will be virtual in accordance with Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) recommendations.  Interviews are expected to be on Monday afternoons in November 2024 through January 2025 , on our web-based interview software, Thalamus (technology requirements from Thalamus are available here).

If you require any special accommodations for interview, please notify our program coordinator, Kathy Brown, via e-mail.

Our residency program is participating in the ERAS Supplemental Application and Preference Signaling. Preference signals and geographic preferences will be considered for interview invitations, but will not be used thereafter, in accordance with the AAP’s Best Recruitment Practices and ERAS Supplemental Application policies.

NRMP Match guidelines forbid our program from disclosing or discussing any ranking information with applicants, and such inquiries will not receive a response.

Once interviews are completed, our program does not engage in post-interview communications with applicants. Applicants may certainly notify our program via e-mail of any application changes, or request additional information/clarifications. Interviewing applicants can expect a reply within 48 hours.

Lastly, individuals who did not receive an interview or waitlist notification should not contact our program coordinator or program director seeking additional application review. Such inquires will not be granted and will not receive a response.

Second Looks

Virtual “second look” materials are available to interviewing applicants on our program’s landing page in Thalamus.

Applicants selected for interview who are interested in touring our program and associated facilities in-person may contact our program coordinator, Kathy Brown, via e-mail, for scheduling with our chief residents.

Participation in virtual events or in-person tours is entirely voluntary, optional, and will not impact applicant ranking in any way. Rather, they are intended to help interviewing applicants better understand our program, its offerings, and life in Houston.

Benefits and Salary

Comprehensive information on resident benefits including paid leave, insurance coverage, support services, and pay scales can be found here.