Information for Applicants

Application Process

All applications must be received through the ERAS system. We begin reviewing applications when ERAS opens in July and invitations to interview are typically sent in August. We conduct interviews late August - October. In general, we do not accept applicants from non-U.S. internal medicine programs and due to our NIH training grant funding, generally cannot accept applicants on H1-B and J-1 visas (although exceptional applicants may be considered on a case by case basis). We participate in the NRMP fellowship match. Applications should include:

Applications should include:

  • ERAS common application form
  • USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 scores as available
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation - one of which must be from Internal Medicine Program Director or designee
  • Personal statement
  • Photo

Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

VUMC and the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine are committed to developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive organization. More information about VUMC's efforts to cultivate and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment can be found at: https://www.vumc.org/diversity/diversity-vanderbilt-university-school-medicine.

Interviews

We begin reviewing applications when ERAS opens in July and invitations to interview are typically sent in August. We conduct interviews late August - October. In alignment with the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD), our national professional society, and to ensure a uniform interview process that is equitable to all applicants, our fellowship interviews for applicants in 2022-2023 will be held exclusively virtually. We will not offer in-person site visits. The full recommendation is available here https://apccmpd.memberclicks.net/assets/Interviews/APCCMPD_Interview_Task_Force_Recommendation_22_23_Interviews.pdf] Our interview day consists of a morning or an afternoon session where applicants meet with fellows, meet with the program director and interview with several faculty members. Applicants will attend our fellow research seminar and hear an overview of research opportunities in our division. We will do our best to accommodate all invited applicants and ensure you get a comprehensive perspective on our program.