The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Application Information

In 2016,The Department of Medicine recently received approval to expand the Pulmonary Disease Fellowship to the Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine and added two additional fellowship positions. The program is open to newly graduating medicine residents interested in a three-year Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Program or current Pulmonary Disease Fellows that would like to complete an additional year in Critical Care Medicine.

Our fellowship is listed in ERAS as University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville - Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (Internal Medicine) and the program ID is: 1564714152.

Please submit the below documents prior to March 15, 2017 to be considered for an interview:

Three letters of recommendation can be sent in separate email from program or individually (most recent program director letter is a must).
Interested applicants should email a single PDF to the: Pam Trentham, Fellowship Coordinator at

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 (GME) 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 (GME) 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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