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Pulmonary Critical Care

15 Fellows
Comprehensive3-Year ACGME-Accredited Fellowship

The University of Tennessee Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine fellowship program is one of the best clinical programs in the country. We have graduated over 100 fellows in the past few decades, who have gone on to private & academic practices throughout the country.

Our three hospitals expose us to diverse pathology that enables well-rounded and robust training in Critical care and superb training in Pulmonary medicine both the usual as well as less common pulmonary problems including interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary arterial hypertension etc.

Our services are fellow driven, providing the autonomy with adequate supervision, promoting organizational and leadership qualities from the beginning. Our rotations are busy, providing hands-on patient care experience to the fellows in training enabling them to be full-fledged pulmonologists and intensivists by the end of their three year training.

One of the primary missions of our fellowship program is to carry fellows through a rigorous training system that excites them about the science and practice of our profession and prepares them for the future of their educational dreams.

It is indeed a noble act to take care of patients in the critical care unit, saving people's lives, providing the comfort and care not only for the patients but also for the families who at times suffer more than the patients. When it comes to the pulmonary side of things, nothing is better than getting people to breathe better. We take care of patients with a variety of conditions including Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sarcoidosis and other interstitial lung diseases etc.

Our job as faculty is to prepare you for a career in pulmonary and critical care medicine, whether it be private practice or an academic career. This is the era of exploding knowledge base no matter what you are trying to learn, and pulmonary and critical care medicine is no exception.


Applications received after our deadline of August 15th will not be considered for an interview.

Positions are offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

A complete application consists of:

  • Current Photograph (required)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores (passing scores are required for steps 1, 2 and 3)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (including the medicine chair)

All ERAS applications are reviewed and invitations to interview will be extended to those selected via e-mail.

ERAS 2021 Fellowship Application Timeline

International Medical Graduate Requirements

For International Medical Graduates we require:

  • You must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
  • We offer a J1 Visa only. Please do not submit an application to our program if you require an (H) visa.
  • Graduation from ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency within the last 5 years.

Interview Dates

Interviews are scheduled in September and October.

Your interview day will include:

  • Program welcome by Program Director
  • Faculty interviews
  • Tour of the facilities
  • Lunch/ breakfast and conference with current fellows

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations will NOT be provided however:

  • We have acquired a conus state rate, at Holiday Inn Express on Union Avenue.  Free breakfast, self-parking and wifi are provided.
  • Your confirmation letter will be e-mailed to you a few weeks before your interview day.

Please contact the program coordinator at (901) 448-5737 if you need to make changes in your interview date.

Last Published: Jun 1, 2020