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We offer 3 positions per year for a total of 9 fellows in the program.

Application Deadline

This year, due to COVID-19, applications will be accepted starting Mid-August through the end of October. Applicants will be notified of interviews via ERAS.

Application Process

All positions are offered through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), in compliance with the ACGME rules and regulations.

Residents are selected through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Applicants should be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG to apply to our program. We do not accept H1-B visas or applications with “pending permanent residency” status. If a J- visa holder, the applicant must have adequate time to complete fellowship prior to losing J-1 status (7-year total).

  • As a prerequisite, applicants must have successfully completed Internal Medicine Residency training in an ACGME-accredited program.
  • Complete applications are reviewed by a faculty committee consisting of the program director, division chief, and at least two program faculty. This committee identifies applicants for interview in Rochester. Interviews are conducted by the key Pulmonary faculty, in rotation, who are asked to evaluate each interviewee. At interview, applicants receive information about the program and participating faculty, as well as information relative to living in the Rochester area.
  • The Fellowship Selection Committee reviews the individual interview evaluations and develops the Ranking List, which is submitted to the National Residency Matching Program.

Application Requirements Via ERAS

  • Completed ERAS Application
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement


If you have questions about your application, please contact us.

Mary Jane DyerMary Jane Dyer
Fellowship Program Administrator
Critical Care Medicine, Endocrine, Nephrology, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue/Box MED
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-8635

Samantha Baah, MD
Class of 2020

Samantha Baah, MD

Residency / Cooper University Hospital
Hometown / Camden, NJ

Pulmonary and critical care is a challenging and rewarding field that allows you to exercise mindfulness, empathy, and teamwork, while caring for the sickest patients in the hospital. It is a field that welcomes curiosity and encourages life long learning. The perpetual challenge of leading a team to care for patients at such critical moments is humbling. I love my job!

Go with your gut! Choose a program you think will support your career goals, provide you with mentorship, and scholarship. I would also get as much feedback you can from the current fellows.”