How to Apply

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

US residents should contact their Dean's Office or ERAS at

International residents should contact the ECFMG at Sponsorship of J-1 visas is preferred.
An ECFMG certificate must accompany the ERAS application.

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of the applicant's long-term career goal and field of interest
  • dean's letter
  • three letters of support, including a letter from the residency program director and twoadditional individuals who can assess the applicant's potential for a career in pulmonary and critical care medicine from firsthand knowledge of the applicant's performance
  • copies of ECFMG scores for Steps I, II, and III (if completed)
  • Certified copies of applicant's transcripts for USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • medical school transcript
  • An unmounted recent photograph of applicant must accompany application or be provided at time of interview

All applicants must also register with the
National Resident Matching Program (Phone: 202-828-0566).

The deadline for applications is October 31.
Selected candidates will be invited to interview.

If you have any questions, contact Amy Gingerich at

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is October 31.
Selected candidates will be invited to interview.

Benefits and Contracts

Information regarding benefits aon contracts can be found on the Graduate Medical Education main website, or by clicking the links below.



Board Certification

Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process which serves multiple purposes for the trainee and the public.

Certification is

  • one mission of the training program to produce trainees who meet board eligibility criteria;

  • distinguishes a physician as someone with a distinct level of expertise;

  • provides more opportunities when applying for employment;

  • presents resources and tools by the ABMS;

  • a commitment to life-long improvement for providing the best patient care; and

  • elevates physicians into the ranks of doctors committed to the highest standards of healthcare.

For more information visit the American Board of Internal Medicine for specifics on board certification requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications for candidates include (1) an MD degree (or equivalent), (2) completion or expected completion of three years of residency training in Internal Medicine, with Board Eligibility or Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, by the initiation of Pulmonary Fellowship training.

Interview Information

At the interview, perspective candidates will receive an overview of the program and tour of the facilities. They will also meet individually with key faculty members that may include any or all of the following: the program director, other Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine faculty, and the department chair.