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Admission Overview

For the ERAS 2023 application cycle for training that will begin in July 2023, we will be accepting 6 incoming fellows for combined Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship positions through the match.

Program Overview

The Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at UC San Diego is a three-year ACGME-accredited training program designed to train individuals to become outstanding skilled clinicians and accomplished scholars in academic pulmonary & critical care medicine. For more information, please review Program Overview

The Match

Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. Our program reference number is 1049156F0.

Application Submission

We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Instructions for completing and submitting the ERAS application can be found on the ERAS website. The ERAS 2023 fellowship application cycle opens on July 2022 for training that will start on July 1, 2023. We will accept applications until September 15, 2022. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible in the application process.

To be considered for a fellowship position, your application must include:
  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school dean’s letter
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (one of which from your residency program director)

Applicants are invited to review the following:

  • Visit our OGME website to view Terms and Conditions of Appointment to UCSD GME Training Programs, House Officer Policy and Procedure (HOPPD), and GME Academic Policies, Procedures and Guidelines


In alignment with the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD), our national professional society, to ensure a uniform interview process that is equitable to all applicants, our fellowship interviews will be held exclusively virtually for the 2023 fellowship application cycle. We will not offer in-person site visits. Interview invitations are offered on a rolling basis during the application process. Interview dates offered to those selected applicants are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. The interview day will consist of virtual visit with Grand Rounds, a program overview, interviews, a tour, and multiple opportunities to meet with faculty and current fellows in the program. Interviews will be conducted between late August and October.


Note to Prospective Applicants about USCD's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate:

UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval). In addition, UCSD's major affiliates have similar expectations. Those health care workers who are out of compliance may not participate in direct patient care.


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is a rewarding and exciting subspecialty. Thank you for your interest in our program, and we wish you nothing but the utmost success in your endeavors!