Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Application Processes

General Information

The Fellowship Training Program of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington selects from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness and ability to benefit from the program.

Considered in the selection process are aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics, and communication skills.

In selecting from among qualified applicants for first-year positions, the Program participates in the National Resident Matching Program in pulmonary and critical care medicine.  There are two separate match numbers for the University of Washington, one in our core research-focused track and the other in the clinician-educator track.

The fellowship training program values diversity and encourages applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Because our fellowship program is primarily supported by the National Institutes of Health, applicants should be eligible to receive such funding--i.e., U.S. citizens or holders of immigrant visas. Citizens of other nations with J1 visas who intend to return to faculty positions in their own countries following fellowship training may be considered, although in most instances they would be required to provide their own financial support while in Seattle.  The University of Washington is no longer able to provide support for training fellows on H1B visas.

Application Process

All applications for the combined program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service. Details regarding this service are available at www.aamc.org/eras.
The following are required for consideration in the application process:

  • a completed application form
  • a statement of personal and career objectives
  • bibliography (if applicable)
  • medical school dean’s letter
  • letters of recommendation from at least three individuals who have worked with and/or supervised the training of the applicant, including their residency training program director

All application materials, including supporting letters, must be received by August 15th for fellowship training to begin in July of the following year.

Once complete as described above, applications are reviewed by the Fellowship Program Director. We typically receive over 250 applications for seven positions and are therefore only able to personally interview a small subset of qualified candidates.

Interviews will be conducted from late August through October; earlier visits may be possible under exceptional circumstances, depending upon faculty availability and other logistics.

Applicants visiting Seattle will meet with members of the Fellowship Selection Committee, and also spend time with one or more current fellows. Those applicants considered most qualified according to the goals and objectives of the Program are subsequently ranked, with selections made through the NRMP.

We participate in the Medical Specialties Matching Program for Fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. You should write to the National Residency Matching Program for appropriate registration forms, and your signed participation agreement should be returned to them by the date given in their information. The address is:

National Residency Matching Program
Attn: Respiratory Disease Matching Program
2450 N Street NW, Suite 201
Washington, D.C. 20037-1141

Phone: 202-828-0676
Fax: 202-828-1121




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