ACGME P/CC Fellowship

How to Apply

The fellowship training programs in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine seeks candidates who desire a career in academic medicine as scholars, investigators, and teachers. Considered in the selection process are aptitude, academic credentials, communication, interpersonal skills, and desire to pursue an academic career. The fellowship program values diversity and strongly encourages applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Applicants must be eligible for certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time they begin their fellowship. Applicants to the clinical programs must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants holding an H-1 or J-1 visa cannot be considered (due to the requirements of our T-32 research training program) unless they can provide their own financial support.

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications to our fellowship should be made to the ERAS at their website. We do not consider applications outside of the ERAS. Your application and 3 letters of support must be received (via ERAS) by August 15th to allow time for review. Early application submission is encouraged to allow adequate time for scheduling interviews. After we receive your completed application including three supporting letters from the ERAS, your file will be reviewed and you will be notified if an interview will be offered.

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program participates in the Medical Specialties Matching Program of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants should register with the NRMP at their website.

Applicants invited to an interview spend the day with our Section faculty and current fellows. Applicants meet with several members of the Fellowship Selection Committee, enjoy lunch and a tour of our clinical and research facilities, and sit in on Pulmonary and Critical Care Morning Report.



July-August Applications accepted
Aug-October Interviews scheduled and conducted
November Rankings submitted to NRMP
December Results of match available


Contact Us

We would be happy to discuss our training program with you further and invite you to contact us if you have any questions.  Please direct all queries regarding application and interviews to Cynthia Gonzales, our program coordinator.

Pulmonary / Critical Care Fellowship Director:
Jason Poston , MD
Extension: 773-702-7837

Associate Program Director:
Bhakti Patel, MD
Extension: 773-702-0902

Pulmonary Research Training Program Director:
Julian Solway,MD
Extension: 773-702-6790

Program Coordinator:
Carli Danaher
Telephone: 773-834-3500 Fax: 773-702-6500

Our mailing address:
The University of Chicago
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
5841 South Maryland Avenue,
MC 6092, MC6076
Chicago, Illinois 60637

The clinical training programs participate in the National Matching Program for Fellowships. Applications for the matching program can be obtained by calling (708) 328-3440.