Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Programs

Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship (ACGME)

How to Apply


Our Fellowship Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine seeks candidates who desire a career in academic medicine as scholars, investigators, and teachers. 

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications to our fellowship should be made via ERAS. We do not consider applications outside of 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, your file will be reviewed and you will be notified if an interview will be offered. 

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. We conduct a holistic review of applications. 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.

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.

In line with recommendations from the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors, we are currently conducting virtual interviews. Applicants invited to an interview spend the day with our Section faculty and current fellows, meet with several members of the Fellowship Selection Committee, 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

Minimum requirements for admission to our clinical fellowship programs are

M.D. or equivalent degree

  • Successful completion of an ACGME-certified internal medicine residency program sponsored by a major university in the United States or Canada
  • For graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada, appropriate certification by the USMLE/FLEX
  • Additionally, candidates interested in T-32 training grant appointment must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen U.S. national, or permanent resident of the U.S. per NIH guidelines.


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 Carli Danaher, our program coordinator.

Pulmonary / Critical Care Fellowship Director:
Lucas Kimmig , MD
Extension: 773-702-5334

Program Coordinator:
Carli Danaher, MEd
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

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