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Descriptions of the disciplines of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine by the American College of Physicians.

Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Medicine

Preparing for Fellowship

Tips to Prepare a Fellowship Application
Applying for Fellowship: What You Need to Know
Preparing for Fellowship in Internal Medicine — Published resource written by program directors with tips for residents interested in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

American Board of Internal Medicine Board Program Requirements

Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Medicine

Advice From Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Directors

The following videos were compiled by fellowship program directors and answer common questions asked by residents as they prepare for the fellowship application process.

What should I look for in a pulmonary and critical care fellowship program?

How many fellowship applications should I submit?

What do program directors look for in a fellowship application?


Electronic Residency Application Service
Application process website for US fellowship positions.

National Resident Matching Program
Organization that provides orderly and fair mechanism for matching the preferences of applicants for US residency positions with the preferences of residency program directors.

PFTeach: An Educational Tool for Pulmonary Trainees
PFTeach is designed to help users better understand the interpretation and use of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and associated noninvasive diagnostic tools.

Opportunity to Submit Your Research

CHEST Annual Meeting Case Reports
Submit a case for presentation during a medical student/resident case report slide or poster session during the CHEST Annual Meeting. Experts will moderate the session and lead discussion. Open only to current medical students or residents, both domestic and international. Submitters must provide training program and other eligibility details upon completion of the medical student/resident case report submission. Submissions in the areas of pulmonary, critical care, sleep medicine, thoracic surgery, or a related discipline will be considered. Accepted case reports are published in an online CHEST® supplement.

During the annual meeting, be sure to look for talks specific to medical students and residents in the Trainee Lounge. Previous topics include tips for applying to fellowship and career development.