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Frequently Asked Questions
About Fellowship and application
How do I apply?
We accept applications only through ERAS, beginning around July 1st of each year.
Do you accept Fellows outside of the Match?
We take Fellows only through the National Residency Match Program.
How many Fellows do you accept each year?
How long is your Fellowship?
A minimum of three years is required for ABIM board eligibility. Most of our Fellows stay for one or more extra years, depending on funding availability.
Do you sponsor any visas?
No. Our Fellows are funded largely from an NIH T-32 training grant and competitive individual NIH grants. These are only available to US citizens or permanent residents. Extremely gifted and unique applicants who are on visas will be considered in rare instances.
I just want to do Critical Care. Do you have a critical care fellowship?
No, our Fellowship is only for Pulmonary and Critical Care. The Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care sponsors a 2-year Critical Care Fellowship.
What happens to my application?
After an application is complete, each is reviewed by at least 2 faculty members. Promising candidates are invited for a visit during one Thursday in September or October. We receive about 280 applications each year, and invite about 45 people to visit.
What happens at the visit?
The purpose of the visit is to tell you about and show you our program, and get to know your interests. Candidates go to dinner with a group of current Fellows the evening before, attend Pulmonary and Critical Care Grand Rounds, interview with 3 faculty members, and lunch with the Fellows. There is opportunity for a tour and meeting with other faculty if desired. The day ends in the early afternoon.
Do I have a chance?
We have a competitive program, but we also seek a diversity of interests, goals, and backgrounds. Our goal is to train the next generation of leaders in academic medicine. It is not necessary to have a slew of publications or prior research experience in order to have your application seriously considered. However, your application should show a record of scholarship and leadership and you should be ready to build on that. If you know that your personal goal is to be an outstanding physician in private practice, this is not the right program for you. If your goal is to be a physician-scientist, an educator, a policy-maker, or to advance our field in other ways, we welcome your application and, if matched with us, will see to it that you obtain the tools you need to succeed.