The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Application Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the interviews will be conducted virtually on select dates. We understand that this is not a traditional, in-person experience that fellowship candidates generally count on as we are proud of our facilities and campus. However, we will do our best to allow candidates to gain as much knowledge about our program as possible in a virtual mannerwhile protecting everyone's health and safety.

Our fellowship program is listed in ERAS as "University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville Program" and our program ID is: 1564714152. Please note that we will be filling all open positions through ERAS and NRMP. When filling out an application, please make the following information available through ERAS:

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements by the beginning of their fellow programs:

Please note that this program does not sponsor the H1 visa. All applications will be reviewed. The program will contact candidates chosen for an interview. An interview is required to be considered for the program.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are selected based on preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, prior training, publications, grants, scholarly activity, communication skills, motivation, integrity, and other personal qualities, as evidenced by transcripts, USMLE and COMLEX-USA scores, letters of recommendation, other data, and fellow and faculty perceptions during interviews. Characteristics such as sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status are not used in the selection procedure. Recommendations of all interviewing faculty and fellows are considered in determining to whom to extend fellowship offers.


Following selection for a fellowship position, applications and supporting documentation are forwarded to the Graduate Medical Education office. The documents are reviewed to verify that the candidates possess the required credentials for licensure or licensure exemption by the Tennessee State Board of Medical Examiners, certification by ECFMG if required, and other credentials as appropriate. Candidates are required to provide a copy of their medical school diploma, copies of certificates from prior residency programs, and copies of USMLE or COMLEX-USA documents. The PGY status of selected candidates is also verified for pay purposes.


All Letters of Agreement are issued through the Office of Graduate Medical Education office following the above review of eligibility. Appointment to the fellowship program is on a yearly basis with the expectation that continuation within the one-year appointment and reappointment yearly throughout the duration of the fellowship will be based on evidence of satisfactory progress in scholarship and professional growth and the availability of training positions in the fellowship program. The GME office verifies the satisfactory performance of each fellow with the program director prior to re-issuing a Letter of Agreement for continuation in the program in each successive year.


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