Travel Information: Residency Training Program


FOR CANDIDATES INVITED TO INTERVIEW

We welcome all candidates who have been invited to interview with The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center at Houston.

All candidates must report to the Radiology Education Office, Medical School Building (MSB 2.116) at 7:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast. At the introduction to the program you will be provided schedules and itineraries. The interview day begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and ends at approximately 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

The Selection Committee is made up of members of the Residency Training Program Executive Committee and our two chief residents. You will interview with three or four faculty and one of the two chief residents. In our program, the Selection Committee determines candidates’ rank for admission into the program. At our interviews, we always ask several current residents to spend most of the day with the candidates to show them the department, answer questions, and discuss the Residency Program.

All candidates invited to interview will receive an e-mail offering a selection of dates for interviews. A limited number of interviews are held on each date and are provided on a first-come first-serve basis.

This web page is for your information. The Department of Radiology has no financial associations with any of the hotels, airlines or travel agencies referenced in this site. This information is provided solely to assist you in preparing for your interview.

Two airports serve the Houston area, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, located about 25 miles north of the city, and Houston Hobby Airport, located about 10 miles south of the city. Houston Intercontinental Airport serves as the hub for Continental Airlines (1-800-523-3273) but also provides service from most major carriers. Houston Hobby Airport is served by many carriers, the principle one of which is Southwest Airlines (1-800-435-9792). Jet Blue Airlines also flys to Houston Hobby from JFK in New York City. Other travel services include: Orbitz and Travelocity.

The following hotels are frequently used by candidates who are invited for interviews. Some of these hotels may offer special rates to candidates who are interviewing at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Medical School. You must ask the hotel if they have a special applicant rate. To secure these rates you must do so at the time of reservation. Please note: several hotels offer shuttles to the Medical Center area.

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
1400 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054
713-794-1000
Marriott Residence Inn
Special Rate Available
2939 Westpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77005
713-661-4660
http://www.marriott.com/houbf
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
$89-$139 depending of type of room -
contact MaryJane Manshouri
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
713- 528-7744
800-465-4329
Courtyard by Marriott
Special Rate Available
West University
2929 Westpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77005
http://www.marriott.com/houbs
Ground Transportation:
From George Bush IAH to the Medical Center Area:
*TaxiEach way: $51.00 http://www.fly2houston.com/iahGroundTransportation
Super Shuttle $27.00 http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?content=Houston
From Houston Hobby Airport to the Medical Center Area:
*Taxi Each way: $27.00 http://www.fly2houston.com/houGroundTransportation
Super Shuttle $23.00 http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?content=Houston
  • City ordinance authorizes the cab driver to add an additional $2.75 departure fee to the total fare.
  • Also, $1.00 fuel surcharge may be added .
  • Two or more passengers going to the same destination shall only be charged one fare. Late night surcharge- $1.00 per trip (8pm to 6am).

DIRECTIONS TO THE DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL IMAGING EDUCATION OFFICE of UTHSC HOUSTON:

The Diagnostic Education Office – UT Houston: The Diagnostic Radiology Education Office is in the University of Texas Medical School at Houston Medical School Building (MSB). The location of the medical school building is at 6431 Fannin Street. The visitor entrance is on the Webber Plaza side across from the Jesse Jones Library. You will need to show identification and sign in with the security guard stationed by the entrance. From this entrance, take the GREEN elevators to the second floor. When you exit the elevator turn right and go the end of this hallway then turn right again and go to the end of that hallway, turn right again and the Education Office is Room 2.116.

Driving directions from the airport are provided on the website.

If you drive to the Medical School, please park in the Texas Medical Center Garage #4. This is located at the end of Ross Sterling Drive. Ross Sterling Drive intersects with Fannin Street at the Medical School (6431 Fannin Street). We can validate tickets for Garage #4, so please bring your parking ticket with you. There is a $9.00 parking fee if you do not have your ticket validated. The daily fee for the parking garages in the TMC is approximately $10.00 per day.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE & INFORMATION:

If you need additional information, please contact our Radiology Education Office at 713-500-7640, or fax 713-500-7647. You should speak with Mrs. Lea Roberts, Ms. Lori Black, or Dr. Sandra Oldham, Program Director.

e-mail: Lea.L.Roberts@uth.tmc.edu

e-mail: Sandra.A.Oldham@uth.tmc.edu

email: Lori.M.Black@uth.tmc.edu