At present, five trainees are accepted annually, with guaranteed program support for three years. Extensions to a fourth year and beyond are encouraged, and accommodations will be made to suit individual goals. Applicants to the Program are expected to be graduates of medical schools in the United States who have completed three or more years of postdoctoral training prior to Fellowship. (Ordinarily, three years of residency are the minimum required, but uniquely qualified individuals may be accepted after two years). Foreign medical school graduates with ECFMG, VQE, or Flex certificates may be considered, if under permanent resident status. We do not generally accept applicants with H1-B or J1 visa status because these trainees are not supported by our NIH training grant. However, please submit your application if you feel it is exceptional. Documentation and proof of visa status are essential!
The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) has facilitated an agreement with internal medicine subspecialties to change their recruitment cycle from second to third year, giving residents more time to explore and solidify their career options. Internal Medicine Subspecialies (such as Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) will receive ERAS applications in July 2012 for training that starts July 2013. ERAS opens for applications on July 1st 2012. Applications for our program will close August 31st 2012.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a rewarding and exciting sub-specialty. We wish you nothing but the utmost success in your endeavors!