Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The goal of the pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship program is to provide broad pulmonary training combined with multidisciplinary critical care medicine training. This fellowship is a three year program, although it may be longer for those who desire a research pathway. Eligible residents must have completed an ACGME-certified internal medicine program.

Our program offers the opportunity for scholarly work for all fellows, as well as a rigorous experience in research for those who wish to pursue a physician-scientist career.

Clinical training

The first 18 months of fellowship are focused on the core clinical rotations for pulmonary and critical care medicine training:

The core rotations are supplemented by additional rotations to broaden the experience and training in pulmonary and critical care medicine:

After completion of the first 18 months, fellows have the option of continuing on a clinical pathway or a research pathway.

As portions of fellowship may be funded by the NIH T-32 training grant, U. S. citizen, permanent resident, or green card status is required for application to pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship.

Research pathway

Fellows who choose the research pathway are placed on the T-32 training grant. Those fellows who opt for the research pathway are asked to make at least a two year commitment to their project. For those fellows on the research pathway, there is the opportunity to complete a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI).


Our program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) program (215-966-3940).

  • July 1 – ERAS opens for applicants to submit applications
  • August 12 – Fellowship programs gain access to applications
  • August 30 – Application cycle closes (Washington University Pulmonary)
  • September – Virtual Interviews (Washington University Pulmonary)
  • November 18 – Rank order deadline
  • December 2 – Match Day


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Department of Medicine Chair’s Letter of Support
  • At least three (3) letters of recommendation
  • USMLE result(s)
  • Personal statement
  • Photograph