How to Apply

Our Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For ERAS, our ACGME Program ID is 156-03-21-001. Interviews are currently virtual/remote. 

As required by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the following information is available to you on the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson (UACOM-T) Graduate Medical Education Office website and applies to all ACGME-accredited residencies and fellowships at the UACOM-T.  By continuing your candidacy in our selection process, you confirm that you have reviewed these documents and you further acknowledge that you meet all requirements for participation in the UACOM – T residency or fellowship program(s) in which you have applied:

Link to GME:

  • Example of Employment Agreement
  • Stipends
  • Benefits
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vacation and Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Eligibility and Appointment Policy
  • Expected or required academic, educational, or prior training credentials
  • Pre-employment drug testing and background check
  • Information relevant to licensure status or visa status

The website can be accessed by clicking the following link -

Selections will be announced as part of the NRMP Fellowship Match in December. All accepted candidates must obtain an Arizona postgraduate training permit (see "Licensure") from the Arizona Medical Board.

Please note, you must apply through ERAS and register for participation in the match through the NRMP Fellowship Medical Specialties Matching Program.

Application Requirements

Below is a list of minimum requirements needed for an application to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship:

  • ERAS or NRMP application
  • Personal statement
  • Three current letters of recommendation from people you’ve worked with in the last year
  • Must have passed USMLE (Steps 1, 2 and 3) or COMLEX to be considered for an interview
  • The PGY-level is set for the program, not the individual.  All fellows in PCCM and CCM programs enter as a PGY-4 regardless of their previous experience.

For more information, see this: 
NRMP/ACGME Recruitment Communication Requirement ►►►

International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates are welcome to apply to the Program. In addition to the above requirements, they must have a standard ECFMG Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Fellows must have either U.S. citizenship, permanent residency status or a valid J-1 visa status. Again, this fellowship program is unable to accept candidates with H1B visas.

Timeline and Deadlines

All applicants are reviewed through ERAS, internal and external candidates alike. The Program reviews all applications and selects the most qualified candidates for an interview.

Important timeframes:

  • June: MyERAS opens for fellowship applicants (click here for MyERAS® Fellowship User Guide)
  • Mid-July: ERAS PostOffice opens to July cycle programs
  • August: Interviews begin.
  • December: Match Results available for July application cycle programs
What to Expect

The ERAS and NRMP websites have information for fellowship application and match registration deadlines. It is generally recommended applicants start gathering application materials in January to be ready to apply by July. It is highly recommended you have taken “Step III” (pre-boards residency exam). ERAS begins transmitting applications to the fellowship programs in early to mid-July. It is highly recommended your application be completed and submitted by this point. The application review process starts the last week of July through August. Interview offers go out shortly after the review process. Interviews occur over a 6-8 week period beginning the last week of August through October (This may vary depending on the application deadlines for ERAS and NRMP.). Rank lists are due in mid-November and the match announcement is in early December.

A Fellow accepts appointment as a Clinical Assistant in the Program. It is understood that appointments at the UA College of Medicine are year-to-year, and subject to annual renewal, pursuant to Chapter 4, University Handbook for Appointed Personnel and the Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual, 6-301, et seq.

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Manager, Fellowship Programs - Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
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(520) 626-6114