The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine

Residency Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of urgent and emergent patients of all ages.


Application Process

Applications to the EM Residency Program are submitted only through ERAS. Our application deadline is November 1, although files completed after this time may be reviewed when complete. Interviews are by invitation only. We interview from early-November through mid-January.

Candidates for residency must have:

  1. An M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, or a Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's letter) confirming the expected degree within the academic year.
  2. A passing score on Step 1 of the USMLE or COMLEX.
  3. A minimum of three references. Two should be from Emergency Medicine physicians, preferably from Emergency Medicine residency programs on Standard Letter of Recommendation (SLOR) forms.
  4. A reference letter from the Program Director for those candidates presently or previously enrolled in a graduate medical education program.
  5. A Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean's letter).
  6. Medical school transcript.
  7. Requirements that meet those of the Texas Medical Board for licensing in the State of Texas.
  8. A complete application using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Screening Policies

Due to the large number of applications and the limited time available for interviewing, applications will be screened by the Residency Director, Associate/Assistant Residency Directors, and selected EM Faculty.

The program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, race, nationality, disability or veteran status.

Applicants who have completed or currently are enrolled in an approved GME program may have funding limitations that will considered on a case by case basis.